Coconut oil vs. Olive oil
I’ve noticed that a lot of people use olive oil, canola oil, and other vegetable oils in most of their healthy cooking. What most people don´t realize is when you cook with any polyunsaturated vegetable oil, it is heated and mixed with oxygen which causes it to go rancid. Once it is in this state, it should not be consumed or you can increase your risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases. Most vegetable oils are high in Omega 6 fats. Consuming too many vegetable oils can create an imbalance in your Omega 3/Omega 6 ratio, which is really important to keep at an optimal level.
Whenever I cook, I use coconut oil because it is much less susceptible to heat damage. The reason for this is that coconut oil is a completely saturated fat and one of the healthiest fats to cook with. I have replaced all the other oils and butter with coconut oil and surprisingly, I like the taste so much more. I use it for all my frying, and I am always surprised at how the added flavor really improves the dish.
Before you think that Olive oil is bad, please remember that this only applies to when it´s heated. Organic olive oil is still one of the healthiest oils to use, as long as you´re not heating it up. I love using organic olive oil in salads because it actually helps your body to absorb the vitamins and nutrients better. Good quality, organic olive oil can also reduce your risk of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Organic olive oil and coconut oil are the only oils I keep in the house. I even use coconut oil on bread, instead of butter. In my opinion, these are the only two oils that you need to keep you and your family healthy.
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