The popular media, the doctors, the health advisories, and of course, social media – everyone is always telling us to REDUCE oil consumption! But no matter how much one tries, there will be a certain amount of oil used in all types of cooking – cutting out oil too much would undoubtedly compromise on taste and texture.
But if you pay attention, you can actually find a way to make your food tasty while keeping it wholesome and light. Here are 3 ways to find the right oil to keep your diet healthy and guilt-free.
1. Look for the right composition
To find the lightest type of oil, you must research their composition in detail. All oils are made up of a combination of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The general rule of thumb is to reduced saturated fats and replaces them with poly-or-mono unsaturated fats.
But there is more – polyunsaturated fats are proven to be better for cardiovascular health as compared to monounsaturated ones, so it’s advisable to seek oils that have a higher amount of these such as oils made from walnuts, flaxseeds, sunflower, safflower, soybean, and corn. On the other hand, oil from avocados, olive, canola, and peanut has more monounsaturated fats.
To find the healthiest edible oil for your cooking, you must look in detail at the composition of various types of oils (based on their source) to find the one that fits your needs.
2. Pay attention to brand labels and ask questions
A reliable way to find nutrient and fat values is to read labels properly. Most reputable brands include all pertinent information on their labels. So, if a brand like Kriti is advertising 60% PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) limit, then they will undoubtedly include more details in the label.
Understanding the composition of different oils will help you decipher and analyse the labels correctly.
3. Find specially produced oils
Many companies work with distinctive processing methodologies to make their brand of cooking oil lighter or more nutritious. Identifying and using these oils can give you a quick shortcut to using less oil in your cooking. Here we would like to mention our refined soybean oil with its unique Lescon property. This property makes the oil froth less while cooking, thus ensuring that the same amount of food can be prepared in less oil.
Hope our article helps you choose the best for your family! Do try out Kriti’s refined soybean oil with Lescon feature and practice the motto ‘less is more’ in your kitchen – every single day!
To know more, call us or email us. We will be happy to introduce you to the world of healthy cooking!