Fats and oils are essential for your health, and you need to consume enough of them, but when you cook with common seed oils like safflower, sunflower and canola, they may break down and become damaged. These damaged oils are highly oxidative and promote weight gain and insulin resistance. Better oils to use in cooking are olive oil, butter, ghee (clarified butter) and coconut oil which are very heat- resistant; also, use these and other oils like hemp seed, flax and macadamia on food after cooking and as a base for salad dressings. Use butter, ghee, coconut oil and olive oil for cooking and olive oil, macadamia oil and hempseed and flaxseed oil as salad dressings.
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.