We have been posting Food-related posts for the last couple of months but today we are helping you out with cooking oil selection. Our recipes and Foods are incomplete without cooking oil. While buying grocery we hesitate to select the healthiest cooking oil, because the store shelves are full of different brands of Cooking oils, claiming their brand is the best cooking oil available. Do you know which Cooking Oil is right for you?
That depends largely on the type of cooking you are doing. One of the most important things to consider is the Oils smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking. While heating if your oil past its smoke point, it will definitely harm the flavour, also many nutrients in the oil will degrade and the oil will release harmful compounds which are called free radicals. The second thing to consider is the oil or fat in its nutritious raw form and suitable for human consumption in small amounts.
With that in mind, here are our top 4 healthiest cooking oils we have selected for you. Next time you go for grocery we hope that you won’t hesitate.
One of the best additions to any wholefood’s pantry is Coconut oil. Coconuts contain healthy saturated fats called lauric acid and the largest portion of fat in coconut oil comes from this. Lauric acid is proven to encourage your body to burn fat and also raise HDL, which is the good cholesterol in your blood, and also responsible for reducing heart disease risk.
Most importantly when it comes to cooking, coconut oil is best as it is resistant to oxidation at a high temperature which makes it a great stable and consistent oil to cook with. These are some of the best health benefits as well as good reasons we all love it for cooking.
Without cold-pressed extra virgin oil, our kitchens are incomplete. If it is possible, go for an organic one. Have you ever wondered what sets you apart from your normal regular cooking oils? This oil is the first extraction from olives and it is extracted without any heat or chemicals which normally destroy the integrity of this amazing plant.
It takes Mediterranean cooking to the next levels. Extra virgin oil has a lot of health benefits, which includes improving heart health, promoting brain function and it has also anti-cancer benefits. This oil also can handle moderately high temperature without releasing free radicals and oxidating.
Honestly, I do not do well on milk and if you don’t as well, you should. Do you know that butter has a very low amount of lactose? If you are thinking to add a small amount of dairy to your diet, then you cannot go past good quality organic grass-fed butter. If you have just started using butter, then the smell of the bubbling butter in the pan is enough to make anyone nostalgic. But I would tell you this is one of the best choices for your health. Better milk and dairy products including butter depend on what dairy cows eat. The better they eat the better the products they can produce.
Many studies have shown that grass-fed butter is a richer source of vitamin-A, omega-3 fatty acids and other important benefits. Grass-fed butter has also anti-cancer effects. It’s a concentrated source of fats and calories, so it’s important to take butter withing control, but we must tell you that this is one simple accessible switch to improve your health in the long run.
Ghee is like a treasure of dairy products. Do not confuse butter with ghee. Ghee is a form of highly clarified butter that has traditionally been used in Asian cooking, mostly in Pakistan and India. Butter is converted into Ghee by melting it to remove the milk solids. The final product has significantly fewer dairy sugars and proteins and more digestible for lactose sensitive people. Ghee is of course a great alternative for anyone navigating a dairy intolerance.
Ghee won’t turn sour at room temperature and it also retains its original flavour and freshness for years. Other oils and fats slow down the body’s digestive process and give us that heavy feeling once taken. Ghee does the opposite; it stimulates the digestive system by encouraging the secretion of stomach acids to break down food. Ghee should be our must reach for cooking essential, all because of its nutty flavour and high burning temperature.
Fats are not always bad, as there are widespread benefits to be enjoyed from the above healthy fats. From brain function to heart health, we need to include more of the right sources in our diet. Adding some basics to our diet we can bring a huge change and long-term investment in your health and wellbeing. This is what clean eating is all about, it’s about making the best choices for your body.
(This content including advice, provides common information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own nutritionist for more information. JOLTYOURBUDS does not claim responsibility for this information.)