Cook With This Healthy Oil For Weight Loss

As my favorite nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios wrote about recently, there has also been talk in the diet community about the dangers of too much oil in our diets.

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However, it’s time to clarify which oils are the bad ones, and which ones you should be cooking with for health and for weight loss purposes!

Bad Oil

These should be avoided.  Anything “hydrogenated” and some vegetable oils can contribute to some health problems, including weight gain and heart disease.

Fast food restaurants use vegetable oil (or worse) because it’s cheap.  They don’t care about your health, they just want to make a profit.

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Good Oil

So, now, I know you are asking – Catherine, which oils SHOULD I use?

One commonly available is extra virgin olive oil.  It should still be used sparingly.

But, here is one that you may not have thought of before…

Coconut oil!

First of all, you can use it sparingly, as 1-2 teaspoons do the trick for most recipes.

Most oils are sold in their most organic form, meaning fewer ingredients!  (The most processed foods have the most ingredients – go check a label of Oreos and a label of coconut oil and literally count the ingredients).

Even though coconut oil is known to contain saturated fat, it is rich in lauric acid, which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and contains no trans fat.

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The saturated fat in coconut oil is different than many other oils in that it is of the medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) variety.

The body digests MCFAs easily and sends these fats directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy.

Try two tablespoons per day to accelerate your results on an fat burning regime!  You can find it at most health food stores and at some grocery stores, too.

To your health!

Catherine

  • Renuka

    I thought canola oil is good as I find it in many health conscious recipes and read it somewhere online…

    • Jeanne

      Please do some research on canola oil, it is one of the UNhealthiest oils on the market. Canola oil is bad for us on so many levels. If you check ingredients, it;s in far too many products. Try and avoid it and you;ll see what a hard time it is to do that. It is cheap, it is powered by big business, and the main company that produces it is Monsanto, a very cut-throat company w/ deep pockets.

  • Anonymous

    I know this is going to blow everyone’s mind, but, although I use olive oil and coconut oil most often when sautéing, pure lard has less saturated fat and more of the good fats than butter. We should try to avoid any deep fried foods when trying to lose weight, but consider this great natural fat instead of vegetable oils for flavor. Ever wonder why the scum from deep frying with vegetable oils collect on your appliances and vent-a-hoods and is impossible to remove? It’s because most cooking oils are hydrogenated and leave that film. Think about that in your arteries. Pure lard won’t do that.The truth is, we have replaced this natural fat with so called better oils, thinking it was better for us and we are still a very overweight nation with heart related disease.

    Do you remember when coconut oil was banned from popcorn? It changed the taste. Now it’s considered, as it should be, a good fat.

    Google “lard good for you” and read the results for yourself. Food and Wine has a very amusing article.

  • Nina

    I read recently that extra virgin olive oil is very healthy when not cooked, however it develops unhealthy properties when heated. Is this true?

    Thank you for your guidance,
    Nina

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      I’ve never heard that before!

  • Louisa_wong77

    I had thyroid years back (weight gain, lack of energy, always feeling cold and tired) and had to rely on medications for 1.5 to 2 years. (I lost so much hair). I then stumbled across some blogs talking about the benefit of Virgin Coconut oil, and indeed it worked. After one or two weeks my body felt less tired and 3 months later – I checked my blood. Thyroid gone. I don’t take coconut oil as vigrously as I should. I use it when I cook or add a couple of spoonful for when i make cabbage soup. I definitely recommend virgin coconut oil and i do think Cabbage soup + diet are the best weight loss diet for me so far. Good luck!

    • cajunbaby12

      Coconut oil is the best oil out there as far as im concerned. I cook with it, i put it in my multi grain creme of wheat, and use it as a moisturizer before i go to bed, and also use it to gargle with. I can tell a difference sine ive been using it daily.

  • http://twitter.com/Elisha076 Elisha

    I know this is going to blow everyone’s mind, but, although I use olive oil and coconut oil most often when sautéing, pure lard has less saturated fat and more of the good fats than butter. We should try to avoid any deep fried foods when trying to lose weight, but consider this great natural fat instead of vegetable oils for flavor. Ever wonder why the scum from deep frying with vegetable oils collect on your appliances and vent-a-hoods and is impossible to remove? It’s because most cooking oils are hydrogenated and leave that film.
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  • http://twitter.com/Elisha076 Elisha

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