In a recent conversation with my daughter-in-law Ellie, she mentioned something about cooking oils. She was commenting on how most people are unaware that you shouldn’t cook olive oil at high temperatures. Ellie is right, it’s so important that when we spend the money for healthy cooking options that we seek the full benefit of that choice.
I’m a huge fan of olive oil and use it daily. I cook with it and even make my infused oils with it. The health benefits are amazing. This oil is considered a heart-healthy oil, it can raise the HDL and lower the LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream. Olive oil is best with no heat or low heat. If smoking occurs, lower heat to avoid consuming unhealthy damaged oils.
Coconut oil is another oil I use on a regular basis. This is my preferred oil for baking. Again I use this oil in my salves and balms. It is a saturated fat which makes it resistant to high heats, being the favorite to use for high heat. Another bonus is the great flavor it adds to food.
So many oils, so here’s a chart
These are the cooking oils are the ones I use in my home. There are so many other oils to choose from and I found a chart online that can help you decide what oils are best for you to use in your kitchen. I personally like using butter to bake with, but that is another article for the future.
Like many of you, each day on this natural lifestyle journey I learn so much. We are bombarded with unhealthy surroundings, advertisements, and choices. The only thing we can do is arm ourselves with knowledge. Most importantly, read labels. Understand what you are putting into your body and the body of your loved ones. Here at G2N we are hoping to share what we learn on our journey with you the readers. We love your feedback and hope that you too can share your journey.