Sunday, July 27, 2014

What Oil's are best for cooking!!!??? Take a peek and see for yourself ... ;)

What Oil is best for cooking, well, take a peek and see for yourself !!!  ~

The Stability of Cooking Oils
When you're cooking at a high heat, you want to use oils that are stable and don't oxidize or go rancid easily.
Saturated fats and monounsaturated fats are pretty resistant to heating, but oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats should be avoided for cooking.
The Winner: Coconut Oil
When it comes to high heat cooking, coconut oil is your best choice.
2nd Place: Ghee (and Butter)
Regular butter does contain tiny amounts of sugars and proteins and for this reason it tends to get burned during high heat cooking like frying.
If you want to avoid that, you can make clarified butter, or ghee. That way, you remove the lactose and proteins, leaving you with pure butter fat.
Make sure to choose butter from grass-fed cows. This butter contains more Vitamin K2, CLA and other nutrients, compared to butter from grain-fed cows.
3rd Place: Olive Oil
Studies on olive oil show that despite having fatty acids with double bonds, you can still use it for cooking as it is fairly resistant to the heat.
Keep your olive oil in a cool, dry, dark place, to prevent it from going rancid.
Now the #1 WORST Cooking Oil: Canola Oil
Canola oil needs to go through very harsh processing methods before it is turned into the final product.
Don't use: Seed- and Vegetable Oils
Nuts have a very high energy density and are easy to overeat on. If you're constantly snacking on nuts, try eliminating them. And, consider yourself lucky if you are one of those people who can eat just one "Lay's"!!!  ... if so, then feel free to snack on Nuts !!!  ;)
Industrial seed and vegetable oils are highly processed, refined products that are way too rich in Omega-6 fatty acids.
Not only should you not cook with them, you should probably avoid them altogether:
Soybean Oil
Corn Oil
Cottonseed Oil
Canola Oil
Rapeseed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Safflower Oil
Rice Bran Oil
     In summary, Olive Oil is probably my go to Oil, ...even though it took 3rd place.  I love Coconut Oil too, but usually reserve that Oil for desserts.  I don't use Butter much, and am way too lazy to make Ghee.  I have learned to not fear fats, they are good for you if chosen wisely and have a nice filling satiety, ... it's Carbs that are the devil  !!!  So, don't fear Fat, just make wise choices and incorporate them into your daily diet enjoying the many health benefits of Fat !!!  In good health~ paige  ;)

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