It was always said that olive oil is the best oil … in fact, extra virgin olive oil to be exact … so this is what I have been cooking for the past 5 years or so.
Then I heard of canola oil was the best thing … but what I’ve learned recently was amazing.
I read that coconut oil is the best oil to use.
I always thought that coconut oil was bad for you. I actually kept a can of coconut oil in my Cabinet for a couple of years because it just looked so good … but I kept thinking, “I can’t use that. It would be horrible to me and my family “… because I heard it was so fattening.
After doing some research, I stumbled upon the fact that coconut oil is actually the best oil you can “eat” because it has a lot of lauric acid in it. Lauric acid is known to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. And although I was always told it was fattening, actually contains no trans fats.
However, be sure to check the bottle or can in the first place. If it says “hydrogenated oil” the ingredients … so it’s not good for you. You don’t get that kind … no matter what! When nothing says “hydrogenated oil”, is known to cause the bad cholesterol and heart disease so if you forget everything else, remember this part.
So why has everybody been saying that coconut oil is so bad for you. So about 40 years ago, they did a study on “hydrogenated oils coconut” … and their results on the basis of that study. Remember what I said about any kind of “hydrogenated oils”? Yes, get rid of them.