Types of healthy oils for cooking

by George Burda

The oil is a food always present in any kitchen. It is present in 75% of the dishes that are served at the table of the Rumans. If we want to reap the benefits of a healthy diet, the oil must be chosen carefully.

The general rule is to opt for liquid cooking oil, a better option than butter or margarine. What makes an edible oil to be healthy or unhealthy is the quantity and quality of fats contained. Thus, the higher cooking oil contains higher levels of monounsaturated fat, the better it is for consumption (these fats in the body reduce bad cholesterol LDL) . Another type of fat best for cooking oil it contains are polyunsaturated associated with better heart health.

The first place in the list of healthiest cooking oils are extra virgin olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fat extremely, the lowering bad cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol in the body level.

Extra virgin olive oil can savor sauteed or steamed vegetables can be an excellent dressing for salads or used in place of butter during cooking.

Other oils are considered safe for consumption:

- Sunflower oil

- linseed oil

- corn oil

- avocado oil

- canola oil

Used in cooking oils contain high levels of saturated fats, which are considered to be hazardous to health as it leads to the accumulation of arterial plaque and increase bad cholesterol levels in the body, increasing the risk of disease cardiace.Incercati to possibly avoid these edible oils, whose intake of saturated fat it sometimes exceeds that of meat fat.

- Coconut oil

- palm oil

- palm kernel oil

- Safflower oil


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