How To Choose The Best Oil For Your Health?

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Is there anywhere Many healthy fats? – check this!

Contrary to popular belief, not all fats that are taken into your organism is harmful to health. In fact, many fats, among other things, contribute to maintaining appropriate body weight and the proper functioning of the cardiovascular and nervous systems. But with so much misinformation about the harmfulness of fats and oils, it is hard to believe the contrary, many people, to the detriment of their own health, avoid fat. To clarify these doubts, here are a few details about oils that favor health.

Coconut oil – one of the healthiest

Coconut oil is greatly beneficial foods and the richest known source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). They regulate digestion, promote the assimilation of fats and supply the body with energy. Coconut oil is rich in healthy saturated fats and antioxidants. Enhances brain function, strengthens the immune system and allows the proper functioning of the thyroid. Since it has a high smoke point, it is very stable. Thanks to this it is excellent for cooking and for consumption in the raw form. Many people take tablespoon unrefined extra virgin coconut oil per day, because its key ingredient – lauric acid – has a strong antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial activity. Since it is rapidly distributed throughout the cells, coconut oil accelerates digestion, but also a powerful source of energy.

Palm oil – a source of vitamins A and E

Palm oil is a very high-quality, stable oil, rich in natural vitamin E and carotene (vitamin A). As coconut oil has a high smoke point, does not require hydrogenation to maintain steering stability and accordingly is completely devoid of trans fatty acids. This makes it excellent for preparing boiled and fried food. Palm oil is the only oil that has the perfect balance of tocopherols and tocotrienols (two forms of vitamin E). Also, it is found 13 times more carotene (vitamin A) than in carrots, making it one of the best sources of this important nutrient.

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Avocado oil – a powerful antioxidant

Here at us,  almost unknown, avocado oil is gaining in importance as a powerful tool in the fight against free radicals, which protects cells from damage. It is rich in phytonutrients and difficult to oxidize. Therefore, there is much more quality in avocado oil then in oil made from sunflower, rapeseed, soybean, corn and peanuts, which are in many health circles often recommend as well. Antioxidants that avocado oil have penetrating into the cell and in this way protect against diseases caused by oxidation. Numerous fruit and vegetables, which are naturally rich in antioxidants, has the ability, but, at least not to the same extent. Also, avocado oil has proven to be a very powerful weapon in the fight against heart disease and aging.

Macadamia oil – a rich source of omega-3

The average Westerner entries  into the body much more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids, causing a proliferation of, and often chronic diseases. Well, macadamia oil has an extremely low proportion of omega-6 fatty acids, and a relatively high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, which makes us to eat one of the healthiest of walnut oil for consumption. It is also rich in oleic acid, or omega-9 fatty acid that has proved extremely useful in the fight against cancer and protect against heart disease. Australian walnut oil, thanks to the delicious, rich flavor, is an excellent salad oil. Since it has a high smoke point,it is very suitable for cooking and frying of food.

Sesame oil – for cardiovascular health

Popular in Asian cuisine, sesame oil has a specific flavor, thanks to which it has become a favorite addition of numerous dishes. In addition, it is extremely healthy, because in the meantime, the doctors reveals  that this oil lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is rich in iron, calcium and magnesium and polyunsaturated fats, which help correct the absorption of fat. Furthermore, sharpens the mind, strengthens teeth and bones, and provides to the skin a healthy look. It helps fight diabetes, prevents gum inflammation and the appearance of plaque, protecting the kidneys and is a great tool in the fight against depression.

Olive oil – the King and Queen  of the oils

Health benefits of using olive oil are well known. Thanks to this oil has become one of those that is most often recommended for consumption, particularly for maintaining a healthy heart. Indeed, authentic, extra virgin olive oil possesses all the properties which they attributed to the health food industry. As one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and high density lipoproteins (HDL), which help reduce blood cholesterol levels. Thanks to a variety of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, efficiently protects against heart disease. Among other things, improves digestion, protects against ulcers and gastritis, and prevents the formation of gallstones.

Of course, in this article we have not listed all healthy oils. Other oil that must be observed are …

almond, pumpkin, flax, grape seed oil, walnut. hemp oil, Sacha inchi oil, ghee (Ayurvedic clarified butter)

On the other hand, the “popular” refined oils such as sunflower, rapeseed, corn, soybean, cottonseed oil, you sholuld avoid, because of their damage to your health.

 

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