Feb
9

Natures Cooking Oils

We have been using coconut oil for a while now. We use it for everything from a skin lotion to cooking. Coconut is a natural oil extracted from the plant. The kind that we use is “cold pressed” and unrefined.

Cold pressed and unrefined maintains the integrity of the oil, while refining processes use heat and other chemicals causing the oil to lose its beneficial properties. Unrefined cold pressed organic coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that make it naturally antibiotic, anti-protozoa, and anti-fungal.

Read more about: Organic coconut oil: A superfood with amazing health benefits. 

Buy this oil at health food stores, your local natural food store, or on Amazon. We recommend this one: PERFECT COCONUT OIL on Amazon.

We recently came across some red palm oil, so I researched the benefits of it and found that red palm oil is a nutrient rich oil containing excellent sources of tocotrienols (vitamin E) and carotenes (vitamin A).  Make sure if you purchase this highly nutricious oil from a responsible grower, as extraction of this oil is know to cause disruption to the habitat of orangutangs. We bought the Nutiva brand, but got it for less than on Amazon at our local Co Op.

The last oil that we use heavily for both cooking and incorporating into recipes for sauces and marinates is olive oil. Olive oil, like the other oils mentioned here, should be cold pressed and unrefined to maintain the nutritional qualities and keep it free of chemicals and additives. We use 2 main types of olive oil, one for cooking and one for eating. The ones for eating will be labeled as light, or extra light, or milder flavor. We use Bertolli extra light virgin olive oil for making marinades and sauces.  Olive is well known to be heart healthy and help lower bad cholesterol.

Read more about many of the most common beneficial oils on Natural News.

 

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