One of the most coveted, heart-healthy fats left out on the counter because of its pleasing aesthetics.
It’s great atop salads or worked into al dente pasta. It even does wonders in low-heat baking recipes. Sadly, even in all its glory, olive oil can actually be a detriment to your health.
All oils have specific smoke points—Smoke Point: The temperature at which any given oil will start to smoke and breakdown chemically. When oil is overheated it begins to deteriorate, resulting in the creation of hydroperoxides (think hydrogen peroxide) and then increasing levels of aldehydes (toxic compounds when oxidized, recognized as “contributors to degenerative illnesses” or free radicals) Source
Get to know your oils with this friendly smoke point chart.
The best oil to suit your needs will be dependent on your dietary concerns and cooking habits. Looking for the best high-smoke-point oil? Check out our top 3 cooking oils.
Coconut Oil is a great source of saturated fat—don’t let the food world deter you from
saturated fat—this heart-healthy and metabolism-boosting oil can do wonders for weight loss, glowing skin, and thyroid regulation.
Grape Seed Oil is packed with polyunsaturated fats and a high omega-6 content making it a great for cardiovascular health, lowering cholesterol, and weight maintenance.
Safflower Oil is full of monounsaturated fats and is rich in vitamin E, an amazing antioxidant. Like grape seed oil, safflower oil promotes good cholesterol, healthy hearts, and healthy weight control
Promote healthy hearts, healthy eats, and healthy lives by knowing your oil!