What oils are better?
We can classify oils as follows:
Which oils are better?
We can classify them in the following way:
The most recommended oil for seasoning and cooking is olive oil. Among the different types, it is preferable to use virgin oils, obtained by cold pressure, because they contain more flavonoids and vitamin E.
Most recommended seed oils, in moderation: high oleic canola oil, virgin sunflower oil (cold pressed first, not refined), wheat germ oil (first cold pressed, the food richest in vitamin E.)
Seed oils should only be used raw, not for frying or cooking. See: Oils for frying.
- In general, it is better to obtain omega 3 and omega 6 fats from foods than from oils: sesame, hemp seeds, tahini, walnuts, chia, flax, etc.
Olive oil, the healthiest in the diet
Olive oil from the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest types of oil in the world, given its unique composition (balanced in omega 9, 6 and 3 fatty acids), and its antioxidant and heart-healthy properties.
Virgin olive oil is the most recommended. He is credited with many of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, along with aromatic plants and an abundance of fruits and vegetables.
More information on properties of oils
20 November, 2021