Top 5 Best Cooking Oils For Keto Diet
The keto diet is made up predominantly of fat. You’ll want to make sure you stock up on the absolute best keto cooking oils. And that’s because the oil you cook with can make or break your health. Here are the top 5 best cooking oils for the keto diet.
Top 5 best cooking oil for the keto diet are;
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Walnut Seed Oil
Today I want to write about which oils you should cook with and which ones you should avoid. This is very important. Cooking your foods in the wrong oil can lead to substantial inflammation, weight gain and other bad health outcomes.
Now which oils should you use to cook with and which ones should you avoid at all costs. This is very muddy water because there have been so many billions of dollars spent advertising for certain oils and then there been millions of dollars spent trying to demonize other oils in order to try to make the advertised oil seem even better.
So it's really hard to understand if you just watch TV or you read magazines and then you think you know which oils are healthy but you really do not. So let's find out about the most healthy oils that you can cook with and eat.
The best cooking oils to use in a keto diet
The saturated fats, natural organic if possible, grass-fed if possible, saturated fats and these include butter, lard, coconut oil and to a certain extent avocado oil. These are full of good saturated fats that are good for your body, they're good for your brain, they will not raise your cholesterol level despite what you've been told 100 times. When you actually look at the research that's not the case at all.
The average human body makes 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol every day and so eating 10 or 20 or 30 or 40 or 50 milligrams of cholesterol versus your body making 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol. That seems kind of silly to worry about.
Even if it did elevate your cholesterol, which it has been proven not to, so stop worrying about the cholesterol issue. What you're trying to to start to worry about are the inflammatory issue, the weight gain issue and the bad health outcomes issues.
That's what you need to think about. Not raise of my cholesterol. If you're thinking about that, then you're behind. Then you need to do some more reading.
Now another class of oils that are pretty good to cook with are the
monounsaturated fatty acids such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil and then also to a certain extent avocado oil, it's kind of a blend.
You can cook with these. These are fine they have good quality fats that feed your body, they feed your cell membranes, they feed your brain tissue and your nerves.
You actually need the fat in saturated fat and in money monounsaturated fatty acids. Another class is the polyunsaturated fatty acids. A good example of this is walnut seed oil. That's also a pretty good oil to cook in.
I write about good to bad. Right, and so the very best you can do is to cook your foods with butter lard, coconut oil, avocado oil that's the best. A little less best olive oil, avocado macadamia nut oil, a little less and then walnut and then everything else.
The worst oils to use when on a keto diet
Now we start with the worst oils over here you just want to avoid. Don't use it at all because it's going to lead to chronic inflammation in your body. It's going to lead to weight gain and may even increase your risk of cancer.
Now I'm going to tell you about the worst possible oil you can eat in the world in just a second right at the end of this blog, but I want you to avoid oils that have names like; safflower, cottonseed, soybean. All those oils are not healthy for you.
They raise your inflammatory markers in your bloodstream. They also tend to promote weight gain, not weight loss. And they tend to promote heart disease, not the opposite. So you want to avoid these. Now the very worst oil of all to cook with. If you have this in your kitchen right now then I want you to go get it and throw it away right now, okay.
I'm all about doing the ketogenic diet on the budget and just because you're poor doesn't mean you can't eat right, and so I usually don't tell people to throw foods away. I say go ahead and finish them and then the next time you go to the store do better. But in this case, you need to go and get this bottle and throw it in the garbage.
Canola oil is very bad on a keto diet
If you have it right now there's two there's a liquid and there's a solid. The liquid is canola oil if you have canola oil in your kitchen then go get it right now and pour it down the drain and throw away the bottle because it's bad for you.
If you have Crisco or any of the fake oils like that Crisco or margarine and you've ever used those to cook with then go in the kitchen right now and throw them in the garbage they are that bad for you. If you throw away a huge bottle of canola oil or a huge tub of Crisco you're not wasting money you're actually saving money in the long term.
Okay so remember cook with your saturated fats. Cook with your monounsaturated fatty acids. Cook with your polyunsaturated fatty acids and avoid the seed oils and especially the GMO seed oils like canola. Just avoid them because they're really really bad for you.
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