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What Is The Healthiest Cooking Oil?


Posted by dominic g. Medical Doctor


Saturated and trans fats are BAD and polysaturated and monosaturated are GOOD fats.

Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Nuts including peanuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios, avocado, canola and olive oil are high in MUFAs. MUFAs have also been found to help in weight loss, particularly body fat.

Polyunsaturated fats also lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Seafood like salmon and fish oil, as well as corn, soy, safflower and sunflower oils are high in polyunsaturated fats. Omega 3 fatty acids belong to this group.

Saturated fats raise total blood cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Saturated fats are mainly found in animal products such as meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. Some plant foods are also high in saturated fats such as coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil.

Trans fats are invented as scientists began to "hydrogenate" liquid oils so that they can withstand better in food production process and provide a better shelf life. As a result of hydrogenation, trans fatty acids are formed. Trans fatty acids are found in many commercially packaged foods, commercially fried food such as French Fries from some fast food chains, other packaged snacks such as microwaved popcorn as well as in vegetable shortening and hard stick margarine.

Healthy cooking oils:

  • canola oil
  • peanut oil
  • olive oil
  • sunflower oil
  • corn oil
  • soft margarine (non-hydrogenated)

Unhealthy cooking oils:

  • coconut oil
  • hard margarine
  • butter
  • palm oil
  • palm kernel oil
  • vegetable shortening

Dr. Dominic Gaziano - Dr. G
The Feel Good Health Guy / Health & Wellness Expert

 
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I am a breast cancer survivor. After many years of research I learned that not only our food, but also the cosmetics and body care products we use can cause cancer and other serious diseases.

The new Mantra for healthy living is “Do not use it on your skin if you can’t eat it.” Our skin absorbs very quickly any chemicals that we use in cosmetics, and other body care products.

Hence, after years of research,  I discovered Tea seed oil, which is ideal for cooking plus all body care products. It is the best oil used in the far east, according to independent wikipedia research. Emerald-harvest green tea seed oil is 100% Natural. Versatile. Affordable. Tasty. USDA certified organic. And the healthiest all-purpose oil that Mother Nature has to offer.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_seed_oil has long list of the benefits of this oil.

Sincerely,

Meera
Which is the Best Oil?There are different benefits that different oils give, so there is no perfect oil. Oils from seeds and nuts are the healthiest ones. As they provide you with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are good for health. Here there is a good article on oils which tells health effects and benefits of many oils check out this article at http://www.medimanage.com/my-diet/articles/which-oil-is-the-best.aspx?page_no=3
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