This week I thought I would blog about healthy oils. If you have been following my blogs from the start you will know that I have already blogged about Coconut Oil and why to use it. Well this week I’m going to share the range of healthy oils that I use in my healthy lifestyle.
If you have my Healthy eBook you will know that I only really cook with Coconut Oil. If you have the time scroll back through my blogs to read all about why I use Coconut Oil.
When thinking about oils you need to be aware that when healthy fats are heated above certain temperatures they oxidise and turn into bad fats. When cooking with high heat you need to choose an oil that will remain stable which coconut oil does.
Many of us would have many different types of oils in our pantry and the ones to avoid are vegetable, canola, sunflower etc. Simply swap these oils for coconut oil in your cooking.
There are a number of different oils I also use for dressings and to add flavour to meals when they are not cooked with high heat. These include Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. My favourite is definitely Avocado Oil, something I didn’t even know existed until I started my healthy lifestyle. Make sure they are all unrefined and cold pressed to ensure you are consuming them in their most natural state.
So why not add some healthy oils to your pantry as healthy pantry staple items. Throw out the bad oils and replace them with healthier alternatives. Another simple, easy, healthy change to you and your family’s lifestyle.