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Question: What is the healthiest oil for cooking?

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Regarding cooking oil, best heating temperature, and free radicals – let me first start by saying that @OrganicLiveFood does not have shares in ANY company – since some accuse us of being biased about grapeseed oil as a result of shares. Now – Grape Seed oil has high temperature tolerance (also referred to as smoke point) and preserves its molecular structure even with higher temperature as oppose to olive oil - which should NEVER be heated, in our opinion, under ANY CONDITION.

Grapeseed oil also has powerful phytochemicals, including polyphenols and proanthocyanidins and it is a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated fatty acids that help brain cell development. Grapeseed oil also has no cholesterol and no sodium. Among cold pressed oils grapeseed oil has the lowest saturated fat compared to coconut oil that has one of the highest. Actually coconut oil has 92% saturated fats that can cause many heart diseases. Many advocates of coconut oils recommend coconut oil as one of the healthiest most nutritional oils for cooking. But how can plenty of saturated fat in coconut oil be healthy, and if we are going to call 92% of saturated fat in coconut healthy, let’s call butter healthy too. However some nutritionists have claimed that “not all saturated fatty acids are the same” and coconut is a medium-chain fatty acids compared to long-chain fatty acids which can behave differently. This argument contradicts the logic and is so controversial. So YOU DECIDE whether or not consumption of coconut fats is good or bad for you and your family. But in our opinion with +15 years experience in nutrition and health, cold pressed oils like olive should not be HEATED, since they promote carcinogenic free radicals. I personally have been using organic Grape Seed oil for cooking more than 17 years now and the fact is that organic grapeseed oil is one of the BEST and HEALTHIEST oils for cooking.

Are staurated fats Healthy?

We respect everyone’s opinion. But we still support conventional wisdom that excessive saturated fat and high levels of cholesterol create excessive wear and tear on the body and its organs and interfere with the normal functions of the body. However, we support further studies and research to clarify the disputes regarding saturated fats.   

How about refined Grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil itself in its raw form is absolutely not toxic in any way, shape, or form. However, profitability has again creeped into people's food. To achieve a high-yield from grape seed crops, a solvant called Hexane is used to extract as much as possible from the grape seeds. And it is impossible to remove ALL the hexane solvants from the final product. Hexane solvant is toxic. So you have to be careful where you buy your grapeseed oil.

 

 

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