Today, I thought I'd share an article that may help clarify some questions many people have around this subject: why is it that some oils and fats commonly used in cooking are actually harmful to your body, while others are healthy?
Read on to find out which 6 cooking oils you should never eat...
So how can you tell which cooking oils are truly healthy and which are VERY unhealthy?
While many people believe that if it's labeled as "vegetable oil," it must be good for you, actually this is not true at all.
In fact, most oils that are simply labeled "vegetable oil" consist of heavily refined and processed soybean oil, often mixed with cottonseed, corn, safflower, and other oils, which are processed with high heat, and treated with industrial solvents - destroying any healthful properties the oils might originally contain, and making them downright unhealthy for you to consume.
When processed in this way, many of these oils become highly inflammatory substances, leading to many of today's modern diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
While you shouldn't cook with these oils at home, the story gets even worse if you eat out, or buy a lot of processed food. Most processed and deep-fried fast food products contain lots of these and other unhealthy and hydrogenated oils.
Here are some common cooking oils that you've probably heard of - and even used, yourself, in the kitchen:
- Soybean oil
- Canola oil
- Cottonseed oil
- Grape seed oil
- Safflower oil
- Corn oil
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
Which of these are the best, and which are the worst? You may be surprised to learn that the first 6 oils on this list are actually VERY harmful for your health, and should never be consumed! However, the last two, if correctly processed, stored, and used, can actually be an excellent choice for cooking and/or baking.
To find out more about these harmful oils - and their much healthier alternatives - I recommend you check out this excellent article, written by a certified nutrition specialist, which explains why these are the WORST cooking oils to use and consume, as well as which ones are his top choices for healthy cooking oils:
Which Of These Cooking Oils Are Destroying Your Health?
To your good health,