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What Is The Healthiest Cooking Oil You Use?

Hello All.

I am pretty concerned by the cooking oil used in cuisine nowadays.

So, for the benefit of health, contributions on this thread will be acknowledged.

Thanks!

Firestar.

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Una dey confyse person so ! Till then it's Gino and palm oil.

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I would have stated my opinion on the quoted part of your post but I dont engage in 'e-arguments'. It is a free world my sister, to each one his own.

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Although coconut oil is low in cholesterol, it isnt healthier than canola or olive oil which are much lower in cholesterol. Any oil which is extremely high in saturated fat as coconut oil isnt heart friendly and so, isnt considered healthy

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Canola oil isn't healthy for cooking. Olive oil isn't either; it's much

healthier to put it in food without heating it. When cooking with

oil, Coconut oil IS the healthiest oil to use.

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Yes it is. Also 0% cholesterol.

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Canola oil is actually the best (same in rank or second, only to olive oil). It has a very high smoke point; much better than soybean oil.

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never heard of nigerians using animal oil to cook, sounds strange and unlikely imo.

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Olive oil but it's so damn expensive. Alternatively, i use vegetable oil (it's not healthy though).

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soyabean oil is the best any day, anytime, anywhere no cholesterol filled with the essential vitamins and plant proteins,

Palm oil(natural) in as much as we have gotten the industrial palm oil, the natural  one is no match to any form of oil, when it is cooked in it's natural form and not when the nutritive contents have been bleached,

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Extra virgin olive oil is very very good and healthy

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bragg Brand.

Olive oil is high on calories though. Must be cooked at very low temperatures and not too long.

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KINGS !

GINO !!

4 the naija's

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groundnut oil, nothing makes suya any sweeter

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Olive oil.

2 tablespoon a day.

I'm not sure if Vegetable Oil is healthy, but thats what I use o

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yes. what i meant was, there's been quite a few studies linking canola oil to an increase in HDLs. Olive oil on the other hand has been implicated in LDL increases. anyway i'm not a nutrionist so i don't know the latest.

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I believe you mean high density lipoprotein here . . .lol

HDL in oil?

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grapeseed oil actually reduces cholesterol

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koko oil is d best don't trip lol

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there is nothing extremely healthy about olive oil. olive oil became olive oil because of its taste and smell. not because of any health benefits.

as far as health goes, canola oil the best. and i think when it comes to oils, low colestrol and HDLs should your only concern. What good is a fantastic eyesight if your heart is no longer beating.

I personally go with the cheapest canola oil i can find. i've always been cheap.

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kwuli kwuli oil is the best.

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I also wondered where Leisure vanished to,i guess gino,kings, turkey have taken over the market.

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leisure is the one I forgot

Leisure and grand for peeps in naija

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Leisure oil is de best.

no cholesterol.

i dont even know about that of olive oil. think its only for rubbing and used as prescribed by pastors.

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Monounsaturated oils are the best,and include,olive,canola and rapeseed oils.

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olive oil 4 sum fings extra virgin olive oil 4 others

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well guess we all know olive oil is about the best but the truth's dat most of us may find out dat we are not in a postion to really monitor the oil we use for cooking cos we eat in joints,bukkas e.t.c, that definitely leaves ur health at the mercy of others, abi?

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Please for health sake, forget about brand names and labels.

O L I V E    O I L,    O L I V E    O I L  is the name (either Virgin or Extra-Virgin type) is what you need however, use it sparingly in your cooking and not too much as each tablespoon can have high fat content: e.g the Mono-unsaturate content is about 11g in one tablespoonful and that's quite alot of fat to consider when cooking. 1-2 tablespoon in my view would do if you're cooking for yourself but for the family adjust accordingly.  All other cooking oils have higher Mono contents than olive oil hence the healthiest.   

In the year 2000, I made a conscious decision never to cook with any other oil but Olive and have not regretted it.  I have been cooking with extra virgin olive oil ever since though expensive, I love it for its taste, aroma, texture and of course the health promotion aspect of it.  In my view, better than any other oil commonly available in the market today.

Good luck!

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Sunflower oil or Soya oil does it for me. Cheers.

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Strictly olive oil for me!

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Most people are for olive here but i heard that it is high in calories. This was given as the reason why only little quantity is used in cooking. I always wondered why in cook books you see 3 tablespoons of olive oil and when i read the reason above i thought it made sense. So is this true? Or can one use olive oil in any quantity one likes?

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hmmm. . .ok. . . thnx. . .

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It's high in saturated fat just like coconut oil which is why it easily becomes solid like at times.

It has it's advantages with some vit A and E, but still better off with olive oil.

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lol. . .but seriously what makes it unhealthy?

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palm oil isnt healthy.

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sun flower oil, soy oil, palm oil and olive oil.

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Bertolli olive oil but if you cant afford it then use sunflower oil

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vegetable oil n olive oil

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Carotino oil and olive oil.

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Olive Oil but the thing is very expensive

I just canola oil sha

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Palm oil ! cos its rich in VITAMIN A

www.eat-clean-dietnow.blogspot.com

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olive oil stored in a cool, dark place

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I use Grand vegetable oil because it has no cholesterol.

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Olive oil is expensive in naija.

Sunflower is ok.

Groundnut oil is generally used

Vegetable oil n palm oil too

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Canola oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil, Flax seed oil, though it is always advised not to use Olive oil to fry food. In general, avoid overheating whatever oil you decide to use.

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~Olive Oil & Sunflower Oil~

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kings. but wen i was in the northern part, i had to use pure groundnut oil. They said it was more nutritious with no chemicals and stuff, but i dnt know how true that is.

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