With our fast paced lives, it can be hard to slow down and reset. No one wants high stress levels, but with lifestyle changes such as food, rest, and exercise, we can counteract this. More than ever, many people are hyper focused on having a healthy lifestyle. With that comes choosing healthy food habits and incorporating a healthy diet into your day to help fight off diseases. We can start by looking at the oil we are consuming. Usually, we do not give much thought to our cooking oil. You may be accustomed to grabbing your favorite olive oil to sautee your vegetables or coat your pan in coconut oil before making a stack of pancakes. But there are some oils that are better for you than others.
There are so many oils on the market today, it can be confusing to know which one provides the most benefit. Choosing the right oil is critical, exclaims Akshay Modi, the Joint Managing Director of Modi Naturals. He says, “whether it is sautéing, deep-frying, shallow-frying, or grilling, oil is one of the most common and essential ingredients used in cooking.” Modi explains that oils are a good source of fat, but consuming too much of the wrong types of oil put us at risk of heart diseases. He explains that olive oil for example, is high in good for you monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Rice bran oil is also a good choice, for it’s safe for high-heat cooking and contains good polyunsaturated fats, which can improve cholesterol levels.
What’s even better is combining the two oils, and we will dive into some of the best benefits. Both oils contain essential fatty acids and linoleic acid which helps to prevent and treat heart disease and blood vessel diseases. Additionally, its high smoke point make it a great option for deep frying and stops fatty acids from breaking down. They are a dynamic duo with their powerful nutrient blend. Modi explains that “according to nutritionists and cooking experts, a healthy multisource cooking oil provides the combined nutrients and boosts immunity which keeps you active throughout the day.” Picking out these two oils can be the simple, yet influential next step in your health journey.