Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Olive, Sunflower ,GRAPESEED,peanut,mustard,ricebran,ovocado,seasame, Canola -WHAT oil TO USE?

The Best Cooking Oils for Your HealthAccording to a study conducted by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, allegedly healthy Vitamin E-rich oils like canola, soybean and corn - may lead to lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma.

These oils contain Vitamin E in the form of a compound called gamma-tocopherol which may adversely affect the functions of the lung, the study reports. On the contrary, the other form of Vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, which you may find in OLIVE,SUNFLOWER oil.
"This is the first study which shows that gamma-tocopherol is associated with worse lung function," said senior author Joan Cook-Mills, an associate professor of medicine in allergy/immunology at Northwestern University.

sunflower-seed-oil_article.jpgSunflower Oil
The oil extracted from the seeds of sunflowers is known as sunflower oil. It has a high quantity of vitamin E, which makes it excellent for being used in and cosmetic products. Sunflower oil is a mixture of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. It has a high smoking point, which means that sunflower oil holds onto its nutritional content at higher temperatures, which is probably why this oil is widely used in deep rying chips, samosas and vegetables.

Coconut Oil
This oil is full of saturated fat. Studies suggest that diets high in coconut oil do raise total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Coconut oil also seems to raise HDL (good) cholesterol and it has the advantage that it behaves very well at high temperatures.

groundnut-oil_article.jpgGroundnut Oil
Groundnut oil or peanut oil is got a good combination of fats, and has the good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and is low in bad saturated fats. It's a good all-purpose oil for cooking and I think it works particularly well for Asian foods that are prepared in the wok.

Mustard Oil
Has a near ideal fat composition but not very good as it contains high amounts of erucic acid ranging from 35 to 48%. It is recommended that you don't use mustard oil as the sole cooking medium. It has a high smoking point so it's very good for deep frying.

olive-oil_article.jpgOlive Oil
If you use Olive oil regularly, you are consuming monounsaturated fats that will help you lower your risk of heart disease and breast cancer, and that's possibly because of its high monounsaturated fat content, which lowers cholesterol. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR DEEP FRYING.-REMEMBER THIS.

extra-virgin-olive-oil_article.jpgExtra Virgin Olive Oil
This oil is a hot favorite, it's derived from the first pressing of olives and if full of antioxidants as well as polyphenyls, that are both considered good for heart health. It's a darker color and has less acidity than olive oil.Use for salad dressing or Satte. DO NOT USE FOR DEEP FRYING.

rice-bran-oil_article.jpgRice Bran Oil
A fairly new kid on the block and a fast rising favourite amongst the manufacturers, rice bran oil is made from the outer layer (bran) of the grain of rice. Health experts claim that it's the healthiest oil on the planet.

It has a chemical called oryzanol,good for your cholesterol.It is high in monounsaturated fats and has a fair amount of polyunsaturated fats too, both the good type of fats. Since it has a high smoking point, it works well for deep frying chips and all.

avocado-oil_article.jpgAvocado Oil
It has a mildly nutty, is very rich in monounsaturated fats and is a good way to get Vitamin E in our diets. It glides on very well in a dressing, in mayonnaise, vinaigrette and I find it adds tremendous panache to a simple grilled fish

Sesame-oil_article.jpgSesame Oil
Sesame oil comes in two colors. The lighter one is used in India and the Middle East, and is pressed from untoasted seeds. It has a mild flavour and a high smoking point. The darker variety has a distinct nutty aroma and taste and works very well in Asian food as a marinade or in stir fries.

Both types of oils are high in polyunsaturated fat but they NEVER BE HEATED FOR TOO LONG(DEEP FRYING). Sesame oil also contains magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and vitamin B6.

grapeseed-oil_article.jpgGrapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil is pressed from grape seeds left over from wine making. It is believed to have very little saturated fat, is filled with good fat, has a very mild taste. It is considered good for cooking and frying


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