I was recently asked this question during an intense session with one of my clients and he BEST oils for cooking, most oils come in THREE distinct categories depending on the type of fat that is found in them.
The different types of fat are:
Saturated fats – the molecules in this type of fat are bound tightly together, making this type of fat stable – even when exposed to high heats. These types of oils may be the BEST kind of oils for cooking.
Monounsaturated fats – these fats are not as tightly bound (compared to saturated fats) but still remain stable when exposed to heat. If you want to cook with this type of fat, then you should keep the heat on the low to medium side to retain all the potent health benefits.
Polyunsaturated fats – these fats are NOT as tightly bound, therefore they are very unstable when it comes to heat exposure. You should NOT use this type of oil for cooking.
So, Fred what are the BEST oils for cooking? Drum Role Please
Coconut oil – Yes, this oil is almost completely SATURATED fats, but, it’s a great kind of fat. Most of the fat in coconut oil is considered medium-chain triglycerides, which your body uses and seldom stores it. These fats have been shown to lower cholesterol and improve gut health. Plus, this oil can withstand high heats up to 450 degrees (depending on the type of oil you use – making it ideal for cooking and improving health.
Avocado Oil – this oil has been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease and is PERFECT for all sorts of cooking. This oil can withstand temperatures up to 510 degrees, making it ideal for sautéing, frying, or baking.
With this list in hand, you are now armed with the knowledge of choosing the BEST oil for cooking !
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