Healthy oils

Costa Levante News - - WINE AND DINE -

Most peo­ple are aware of the health ben­e­fits of in­clud­ing olive oil in their diet, but there are plenty of oth­ers, which you should also con­sider.

Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega 3, usu­ally found in oily fish and rape­seed oil con­tains omega 3, 6 and 9, which are ben­e­fi­cial for joint, brain and heart health.

It can eas­ily be sub­sti­tuted for olive oil in salad dress­ings for veg­e­tar­i­ans and ve­g­ans as it con­tains far more omega 3.

Co­conut oil can be fried, sautéed and baked and con­tains lau­ric acid, a type of fat which is ben­e­fi­cial in the treat­ment of vi­ral and bac­te­rial in­fec­tions – it is also widely used top­i­cally in the beauty in­dus­try. Lastly, av­o­cado oil is pressed from the pulp of the fruit rather than the seed, giv­ing a but­tery and slightly nutty fla­vor and doesn’t con­tain any choles­terol of trans fats. In France av­o­cado oil has been granted pre­scrip­tion drug sta­tus for its abil­ity to re­verse arthri­tis.

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