The 3 Best Oils for cooking:
When it comes to cooking oil, we should look for Organic and Non-Gmo
- Coconut Oil assists in weight loss, the brain, and benefits cholesterol. The smoke point of virgin coconut oil is 350°F — best for baking and sautéing
- Olive oil assists with heart healing properties, lowering blood pressure, and stubborn fat cells. Olive oil has a relatively lower smoke point compared to other oils, so it's best for low and medium-heat cooking.
- Avocado oil assists with nutrient absorption, balances blood pressure, and improves arthritis. It's unrefined like extra virgin olive oil, but it has a higher smoking point (520°F), which means it can be used to cook at higher heat and is great for stir-fry.
These oils can be found at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Costco, Wal-Mart, and Thrive Market*.
The Worst 3 Oils to Cook with:
- Canola oil is a processed oiled derived from GMO rapeseed. Primarily refined using hexane which is a chemical used in gasoline. Linked to increasing trans fat levels and destroys the myelin sheath in the brain leading to neurological disorders. 97% Genetically modified.
- Corn oil is derived from GMO corn. This crop is heavily treated with roundup and other pesticides which are toxic to the body. Being high in Omega-6, this oil is linked to inflammation, cancer, and obesity. All corn grown currently is 98% Genetically modified.
- Soybean oil is created from GMO soybean. This crop is linked to a plethora of issues. To start, Soy mimics estrogen in the human body so it upsets the entire hormonal balance in both males and females. It also is very high in omega 6 and linked to obesity, fatty liver, inflammation, heart damage, asthma, and immune system impairment. 90% of all soybean currently grown is genetically modified.
If you are going out to restaurants, you can always ask in advance what oil they prepare their food in. For health and longevity stick to coconut, olive, or avocado oil. These 3 have been used for centuries and optimize the body to the highest potential without causing health risks.