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Cooking Oils: Good Or Bad For Health? Nutritionist Explains

When it comes to health, cooking oils have always been a source of contention.

When it comes to health, cooking oils have always been a source of contention. Some experts bat for it, while others recommend staying away from it. However, there is one thing everyone would agree, oils make the food tastier. And that is their primary goal. Oils are added to food to make it more appetizing and flavourful. But, how do they impact health? Most importantly, are these good or bad for health? Which type of oil is the healthiest and which one is the worst? To get answers to these questions, Onlymyhealth spoke to Sreemathy Venkatraman, a gut health practitioner & wellness nutritionist and the founder of ‘Mitha Aahara-Eat to Live’.

Types Of Cooking Oil

If you are even a bit into cooking, you know there are several kinds of oils used. Primarily these are made of nuts, grains, seeds, fruits, cereal bran, or vegetables. Sources of cooking oils include:

  • Legumes: Soybean
  • Grains: Germ of rice, bran of rice
  • Vegetable: Germ of corn
  • Seeds: Sunflower, sesame
  • Nut: Walnut, groundnut, peanut, coconut
  • Fruit: Olive oil

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