Smart Consumers Know Their Oils: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and More

Smart Consumers Know Their Oils: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and More

It might surprise you to learn that everything you thought you knew about cooking and consuming fats and oils should be revisited. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, fish oils and other fats and oils will ensure you’re reaping the most benefits for your health and avoiding the risks of consuming unhealthy or impure oils. The following article is meant to provide you with the basic information you need to make smarter and healthier choices when buying and consuming fats and oils.

Olive Oil

For years we have heard about the health benefits of cooking with and consuming olive oil, but in this article, Fake Olive Oil: What You Need to Know, you’ll learn that olive oil forgery is a big business, and you may not be getting what you’re paying for when you’re purchasing olive oil in your local supermarket. There are so many great benefits to having olive oil in your daily diet, just be certain it is real olive oil!

Coconut Oil

Did you know the health benefits of olive oil are greatly reduced and may actually become unhealthy if olive oil is heated? Try cooking with coconut oil instead. The health benefits of coconut oil are extraordinary, and the oil remains stable when heated at high temperatures. See our top quality coconut oil from Quality First.

Soybean Oil, Canola Oil, Safflower Oil and Others

Soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil, grapeseed oil, sesame seed, nut oils (peanut, walnut, almond, etc), flaxseed, fish oil, cod liver oil, evening primrose, borage oils, and even Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils have the potential to be damaging to your health. Be careful with consuming polyunsaturated oils and oils that go rancid easily. When consumed regularly, these fats and oils slow down your metabolism, increase inflammation in your body and decrease your immune system.

Fish Oil

If you’re consuming too many polyunsaturated oils and fish oils, you’re participating in the “Great Fish Oil Experiment” so aptly named by Dr. Peat. In in world that’s dominated by fish oil marketing, you may be confused when you learn that taking fish oil supplements might actually do more harm than good for your health. Some people do need extra EPA/DHA. At LNH we are very careful which supplements we offer. See our oil supplements here.

More Resources

Amazed with the benefits of high-quality coconut oil? You can purchase it in our health store HERE.

LNH Team

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