Ditch & Switch, Switch & Ditch
Confused which oils are good to consume? Check out the ditch and switch list below.
Canola oil (also known as rapeseed oil)
Rice bran oil
Shortening made from any of the above
Why you ask? These unhealthy oils should be ditched, as they are highly processed, refined and man-made products that easily oxidize and cause inflammation.
Switch to these:
Macadamia nut oil
Organic, full fat butter from grass fed cows
Ghee (clarified butter)
IT'S BEST TO BUY ORGANIC, EXTRA-VIRGIN & COLD-PRESSED FORMS
I l♡ve these oils because they're full of medium-chain fatty acids that convert nutrients straight into energy. This means the energy is easily used by the body rather than be stored and turned into body fat. Hello weight loss!
Heard of a smoke point? This is what happens if an oil is heated too quickly and becomes too hot. When it reaches the smoke point the oil starts to break down releasing free radicals and chemicals into your food.
The lower the smoking point, the lower the temperature the oil can be heated before it starts to become damaged. so...it's best to use oils that have a higher smoke point in cooking.
Coconut oil gets a special mention as it has a very high smoke point (200 degrees celsius./ 400 degrees fahrenheit). Meaning it is safer to use for most of your cooking/frying/baking and roasting needs as it is less easily damaged or oxidized when heat is applied.