Cooking oils that are high in saturated fats are generally considered to be unhealthy and may lead to heart disease and some form of cancers. Even though more information may needed about some of these oils, including coconut oil, there is some evidence suggesting that we should all limit our intake in foods high in saturated fats. This includes things like sunflower oil, soybean oil, butter and even ghee which is just clarified butter.
Alternatives include olive, canola, grape seed, almond, and safflower oil. Unfortunately, many of these oils can have disadvantages when cooking. In the past decade or so, America has fallen in love with extra virgin olive oil. It tastes great, is low in saturated fat, is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which is linked to reduced chances for heart disease, and is plentiful. The problem is extra virgin olive oil has a low smoke point, loses it flavor when cooked, and high quality olive oils can be expensive.
When starting and maintaining your whole foods diet, it is a great idea to keep plenty of extra virgin olive oil around. But it is also important to understand how best to use it. The most expensive olive oils usually have a slight greenish color and have a very "fruity" flavor. These are great oils for things like salad dressings and drizzling over already cooked foods.
Cooking these high end olive oils usually kills the strong flavor that many people enjoy. In addition, olive oil has a fairly low smoke point, about 420 degrees. That means you may need more than one type of oil in your pantry for a whole foods diet. Naturally pressed canola oil and safflower oil have higher smoke points, about 450 degrees. That means these may be a better choice for higher heat when cooking over a hot grill, under a broiler, or during other high heat applications like stir frying. Grapeseed oil has a smoke point of about 420 degrees but the flavor usually stands up better to high heat.
Having multiple oils in your pantry makes it easier to make your own homemade dressings, cook at different temperatures, and still maintain your whole foods diet. Even though olive oil is a favorite, do not forget about others in the kitchen.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5625559
Cocktail & Drink Recipes
Drink in style.
Daily words of Inspiration
Sometimes wise, sometimes true, sometimes just a really good giggle. Updated daily.
Your Weekly Cute Fix
We've carefully limited the collection to seven at a time so you don't implode with the onslaught of cuteness :P Enjoy
ALL NZ Daily Deals
Shop Smart, The best daily deals from around New Zealand pulled together into this one set of pages
Top Sex Positions
Spice up your bedroom with Chelsey's list of top sex positions to rock your world!
Secure your motivation for the year by locking in SpringBreak in Fiji, your own exclusive island
The Fijian Cup
The Pacific Touch Rugby festival (Fijian Cup and Kava Cup) is underway on November 2, 2017 and with support from Touch Fiji and...
Rock Island VANUATU
From a fully chartered resort, an incredible line up of Kiwi musicians and Rock legends flown in you'll find nothing close to...
Summit FIJI aims to revolutionise how businesses can approach conferences, corporate retreats and team building weekends