Thursday, 11 October 2012

Good Oils.

Good Oils For Fat Loss

Why are some oils and fats bad for cooking and make you fat? Some oils raise your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol, which increases your risk of heart disease. Relying on just any oil to cook with may be very bad for your health. Caution should be taken when buying and using cooking oil to prevent long-term health damage and increase your body fat.
Here are some tips for buying and using cooking oils.
  • Soybean oil which is usually known as a vegetable oil. Contains synthetic trans fat and is probably the worst fat you can eat. Soybean oil is very high in linoleic acid and in omega-6 fatty acids. Your body needs a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health. Soybean oil goes rancid quickly which can lead to cancer and other diseases.

  • Margarine is another oil or made of vegetable oil which is high in trans fats which are bad for you. Even if the label does say "low in trans fat" or "no trans fat" it can still contain up to 0.5 percent trans fat and the manufacturer can still claim "no trans fat".

  • Canola oil is typically genetically modified. It contain a smaller amount of erucic acid than it used to but it has not been completely taken out. Erucic acid has been linked to heart damage.

  • Corn oil is another oil which has an imbalance of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, with more omega-6. Corn oil will last longer than soy and canola oil for going rancid, but caution should be taken with this oil too. The majority of corn these days is genetically modified also.

  • Olive oil is very healthy for you but is not a good cooking oil. When used a higher cooking temperatures it releases free radicals which are bad for you. Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases.

Ok, so if these are bad are there any good oils to cook with? Yes, there is. Here are some of the good oils and fats to cook with.
  • Coconut oil is very good for cooking and can handle the high heat in the kitchen. It helps lowering LDL cholesterol in your body and it helps in lowering body fat also.

  • Butter from grass-fed cows is great and helps you lose fat. This butter is rich in antioxidants and helps your cholesterol levels. Grass-fed cows are much healthier and contain conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which fights fat so you can lose the weight.

  • Sesame seed oil is good for cooking and salads. It's been linked to lowering LDL cholesterol levels and is high in antioxidants and vitamin E. It is healthy for you and helps in lowering fat levels in the body.

  • Grape seed oil is good for cooking and is high in antioxidants. You can sauté or bake with this oil and is excellent on salads.
You do have many options for fat loss and nutrition
when cooking for yourself or your family. It can be easy and fun.

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