9 Healthy Cooking Oils to Add to Your Kitchen

In the world of cooking and eating healthy, the type of cooking oil you use plays a massive role in determining how healthy your meals are. With so many options available, it’s vital to know which ones to incorporate into your diet and which ones to avoid. Read on to learn all about the healthiest oils out there, some you may know, some that may surprise you. 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Often hailed as the heart of any Mediterranean diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is laden with inflammation-reducing monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. Its low smoke point makes it the perfect base for any salad dressing and the light flavor makes it ideal for sauteed dishes.

Coconut Oil

You may have heard advice to steer clear of coconut oil on account of its high saturated fat content, but fear not, the kind of fats that are found in this delicious oil are medium-chain triglycerides which can go a long way to promote weight loss and seriously improve brain function. With its sweet flavor, it’s perfect for baking and adds a delightful tropical hint to any dish. Try adding this rich oil to your next curry dish or carrot and ginger soup, and thank us later.  

Avocado Oil

With its exceptionally high smoke point, monounsaturated fats, and vitamin E content, vegetable oils like Avocado oil are the heart-healthy choice. It’s perfect for high-heat cooking like stir-frying and you can add a drizzle of Avocado oil to your grill for some added creamy texture and subtle flavor that complements both sweet and savory dishes perfectly. 

Related: Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Canola Oil

Low in saturated fats and high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, Canola oil is an unlikely star in any kitchen. Its neutral flavor means it is compatible with any kind of cuisine and, like Avocado oil, it has a high smoke point that makes it perfect for grilling as well as quick stir-fries. 

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Sesame Oil

A cornerstone in any Asian kitchen, this nutty-tasting savory oil is great for a multitude of Asian dishes. It has a low to medium smoke point so keep the flame on a lower setting and cook for longer for best results. 

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Walnut Oil

This is the oil for salad lovers. Second only to olive oil as a salad dressing favorite, this is a must-have for anyone who is looking for a salad dressing with a little more bang for their buck. Its distinct nutty flavor turns any salad into a dessert.

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Flaxseed Oil

Another oil that is a rich source of heart-loving omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseed oil has many benefits for hair, skin, and nails. So if you’re on a quest to grow long luscious locks, we can’t recommend flaxseed oil highly enough. It can be used in cooking for some internal beauty or applied topically to the scalp for some extra shiny tresses.

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Sunflower Oil

High in vitamin E and low in saturated fats, sunflower oil is great for anyone who is looking to drop a few pounds. Its mild flavor makes it perfect for dishes that require a more subtle palate.

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Grapeseed Oil

Last but not least, Grapeseed oil. Often overlooked in the culinary world, with an exceptionally high smoke point and subtle flavor Grapeseed oil is perfect for those of us who want the best of both worlds. It can be used for everything from sauteing to deep fat frying (yes, you heard that right!). So you don’t have to sacrifice your fries while enjoying the benefits of all that polyunsaturated goodness.

Look Good, Feel Amazing!

The kind of cooking oil you choose has a huge impact on how healthy (or unhealthy) your meals are. You may be surprised how simply swapping out butter for some healthy cooking oils can do wonders to reduce your cholesterol levels as well as your waistline. With so many healthy fats to choose from, you can enjoy a wealth of flavors while sticking to your health goals. A big part of sticking to your goals, is staying motivated, and what better way to keep yourself feeling good than dressing for success? We are loving Luxeit’s latest collection of hip-hugging leggings and cute crop tops that show off your increasingly defined abs as the days go by. All you have to do is decide which colors go best with your fabulous figure. 

February 26, 2024 — Terrie Gal

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