Oils and Diabetes

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There are a lot of different oils to choose from. Some good, some bad. So what is oil? Oil is fat which is liquid in room temperature.
They are often made from plants, seeds or even fruits, like olive oil. These vegetable oils are unsaturated and healthy fats and low in cholesterol. They often have natural antioxidants like vitamin E and helps your immune system. They help your body’s cells work better and take up some nutrients.
Eating saturated fat raises your cholesterol, increase the risk of diseases. These are found in fast food, milk, butter, eggs, chicken and meat.

Good Oils:

As always, buy organic, unprocessed, unrefined and preferably cold-pressed oils from olive, sesame, sunflower, flaxseed, coconut or hamp. The flaxseed oil is very rich in healthy omega-3 acids and coconut oil, if it’s virgin, is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial.
It is a good idea to store opened vegetable oil in the fridge so they don’t get rancid.

Bad Oils:

Processed and refined oils are to be avoided since the process destroys all natural nutrient that helps the body. They sometimes add these afterwards in chemical ways. If the bottle says anything about ‘partially hydrogenated’ oil, don’t take it!
Oils such as soybean, safflower, cottonseed and grapeseed are the least healthy ones.
Oils are perfect for salads, in pesto or even in the smoothie. I use hamp oil in the mornings in my green smoothie and it works perfect! Just don’t overuse them because they are a highly concentrated source of energy.

 

 

 

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