The 9 Best Oils For Cooking And A List Of The Worst Oils You Could Use

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2.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Although olive oil is often touted for its heart healthy benefits, which no one can deny, it is not the best oil when it comes to cooking.

Olive oil is a key ingredient behind the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It can raise your good (HDL) cholesterol and lower the amount of bad (LDL) cholesterol in your blood. The oil is great for many things but not for cooking under high heat. Used in dressings, dips, simmering sauces (such as spaghetti), olive oil is a great choice. However, if you want to use it for frying, you would be better off using coconut oil for those foods.

Always choose extra virgin olive oil, as it has many more antioxidants and nutrients than the regular, refined olive oil. You will also enjoy the taste more. Extra virgin oil will cost you a bit more, but it is SO worth it!

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  • Marge Mullen

    Animal fats? Are you serious??? Also you need a proof reader!!

    • Andrew Merrett

      Yet another person brainwashed into thinking all animal fat in any amount is bad. And then backing up their attack by saying something totally irrelevant.

  • Prakhar Jain

    This is mostly wrong IMO.

  • ema baj

    Animal fat?!?!?!!!! What are you teaching people that is by far the worst fat for your health, you should not consume it at all thats how bad it is, this needs to be removed ASAP , in dietitian and nutrition classes they tought me this and the Bible even mentions it so stop lying

    • Andrew Merrett

      Don’t bring the Bible into it.

  • Nick G.

    Great list! Read another site’s list touting canola oil as healthy so I knew that list was bunk, but this one I mostly agree with.