You’ve seen the shelves lined with dozens of cooking oils – which one is best for your health goals?! Your choice of cooking oil can make a HUGE impact on the overall nutrition of your dishes and can make or break a weight loss wellness program. At Viance we’re dedicated to providing you with the best nutritional guides and information so you can be educated in your path to Nutrition Revolution. Check out these 5 cooking oil reviews, and make sure you read through our favorite oil and why you should switch to it. 🙂
Probably the most common cooking oil across the world, olive oil is a great choice if you’re looking for a heart healthy, cholesterol friendly cooking oil. Olive oil is believed to be the key reason people who live on a Mediterranean based diet live longer and healthier lives.
- High in healthy monounsaturated fats
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Promotes heart-healthy diets
We love using olive oil in our Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Lime Quinoa. It’s delicious, inexpensive, and healthy.
Avocado oil has been making a huge splash in the nutritional world because of it’s low calorie content and high antioxidant benefits. It’s similar in composition to olive oil, as both of these oils are primarily monounsaturated with some saturated fats mixed in.
- Great high-antioxidant substitute for olive oil
- Low calorie content compared to other cooking oils like canola and corn oil
- Mild, gentle flavor that compliments dishes
Because of it’s super-high antioxidant levels, many people sub avocado oil for olive oil. They work almost identically in recipes and taste pretty similar.
AVOID. Canola oil is cheap, it’s easy, and it’s terrible for you. Industrial vegetable oils like canola oil are high processed and have too many Omega-6 fatty acids in them. Almost every bottle of canola oil is filled to the top with GMOs, which we all know are terrible for you. In fact, this article we wrote about GMO dangers has been shared over 50,000 times.
- Very high calorie levels
- Contains GMO ingredients
- May cause heart disease and cancer
Avoid canola oil all together, because there have been potential links to heart disease and cancer.
This fun and exotic oil is derived from the fruit of oil palms! It’s super-yummy, and is a great choice for cooking because of it’s high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fats. You can use this oil in almost any recipe, and because of it’s mild flavor it won’t overpower your dish. Palm oil is also rich in Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10 and other nutrients.
- Rich in Vitamin E
- High levels of saturated and monounsaturated fats
- Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Make sure you buy “Red Palm Oil” because it’s the best one for you!
Our #1 Choice: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is by far the healthiest cooking oil you can use in your home to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Over 90% of the fatty acids in coconut oil are saturated. What does this mean for us? It means that coconut oil is extremely heat resistant, so you can cook at a higher level heat without burning the oil and creating dangerous carcinogens in your food.
On top of it’s high heat resistance, coconut oil is extremely healthy for you. It’s filled with Lauric Acid, which is a fatty acid that can improve your cholesterol levels and help kill dangerous bacteria in your digestive system.
- High heat level to reduce carcinogen intake
- Full of healthy fatty acids to promote health
- Improves health and softness of your skin
- Medium chain fatty acids promote weight loss
Lastly, we’re sure you know that Viance is all about boosting metabolism, and coconut oil does just that! It also helps you feel fuller for longer in comparison to other oils you can cook with.