IS AN OIL FREE DIET A HEALTHY DIET?

The more we brace modernity of leading a healthy life we are being bombarded with a plethora of choices of greasing our lives with the best edible oil because it is the most inevitable medium of cooking delectable and healthy dishes. And modern nutrition seems to be an area where half-truths rule the roost. What an irony it is, that vegetable oils are vegetable free, healthy ones come from extensive processing, it looks as if profit and convenience take top seat over health. Just as families have settled with a particular oil that suffices their needs, myths have crept in by raking up health issues, terming our choice as not so good. Should oil be shown the exit door? Let’s look deep down.

MYTH:

“Oil is known to be calorie rich than any other food, lacking fiber and water in it. It does not have the capacity to convey to your senses on the amount of calories consumed; this goes to suggest that you’ll end up consuming more calories than required.

BREAKING THE SHACKLE:

Yes this fact holds ground but our healthy stature cannot be devoured of this health medium, only when it is used moderately in our diet plan. When vegetables, rich in water and fiber along with healthy fats with those in oils can be a gain be combination, when related to nutrition, taste and appetite control.

MYTH:

Oil contains saturated fats, which are not good for our bodies.

BREAKING THE SHACKLE:

Saturated fat has been wrongly demonized. In fact it possesses a brighter side, certain nutritional function, essential for the brain. It stands up to heat and oxidation, and when it comes from sustainable plant foods like palm and coconut, there is nothing to fear. Blood cholesterol benefits from it by raising HDL and lowering the pro-inflammatory fractions of LDL like LDL pattern B particles.

MYTH:

There’s no major difference, when healthier oils and less expensive ones are compared with the cost factor.

BREAKING THE SHACKLE:

Yes these oils occupy the high cost podium, but not necessarily drain your pocket because you use less of them. So technically, they prove to be of the same cost. And, you end up enjoying a better flavor, a richer mouth feel. Plus, you have more nutrients at hand to enrich your health, which are also wonderful for drizzling on foods or for salad dressings. And you also have that important omega-3/omega-6 balance to benefit from.

SUMMING UP ON A HEALTHY NOTE

Truly, eating is not only limited to health gains. It also relates to enjoying the said food and research has proven that cooking in moderate volume of oil can make dishes taste better. It serves as a great resource for those on a clean eating diet plan. That’s smart cooking.

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