Fats are not all bad since there are some that can help in maintaining good health. It is important to note that some fats assist in lowering bad cholesterol or raising the right cholesterol. Other benefits include decreasing inflammation and they also have antioxidants are very crucial for the body. Healthy cooking oil includes unsaturated fats because they decrease the bad cholesterol in the body. The monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are healthy for cooking. Polyunsaturated fats are in the same group as omega 3 fatty acids which are very healthy. Healthy cooking oil is that which has high smoke point. Such oils do not break down once heated and have proper ingredients.
In most cases, commercial oils have been processed with chemicals and thus the blended vegetable oils may not be healthy. Cold pressed oils are healthier because they include all the natural ingredients. Polyunsaturated are not unhealthy since they have omega 6 fatty acids but we also need to consume omega 3 fatty acids often. Some healthy oils include groundnut or peanut oil, sesame, cold pressed olive oil, soya bean oil, mustard oil, rice bran oil, sunflower oil, safflower, palmolein and coconut oil. Avoid butter, ghee and vanaspati since they have unhealthy fats. While cooking at home avoid reusing oil since food residue results to carcinogenic.