The cooking oil that you use has a lasting impact on your health and wellness, especially on your heart, blood pressure, lipid profile and vascular system. To enable you to zero in on the right choice of cooking oil, we have developed a simple Checklist for you.
- Check if the cooking oil is 100 percent natural
A healthy oil should not contain any chemicals, additives or artificial substances. Only cold-pressed oils pass this test. Refined oils fail comprehensively because they are filled with chemicals.
- Check if the oil has health benefits
Your cooking oil should not merely serve to cook your food; it must also offer well-defined health benefits, especially since you will be using it on a regular basis. For instance, Mustard Oil has several scientifically proven health benefits; it is proven to be good for your heart, your blood pressure, your digestive system and blood vessels.
- Check if the attributes of the oil are good for health
For example, the attributes of Mustard Oil offer rock-solid health benefits; the oil is proven to have antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a unique attribute: Pungency. This pungency stems from a nutrient called AllylIsothiocyanate or AITC which is known to have cancer fighting properties.
Use this Checklist to evaluate the cooking oil that you are using – and decide for yourself. Choose wisely. Your health – and your family’s health – could depend on it.