If you’re a health conscious reader, you’ve probably come across these types of statements on healthy fats:
“Olive Oil is great for the heart, start using it as your go-to cooking oil!”
“Walnut Oil is high in Omega 3’s and does wonders for brain health. Start incorporating it as healthy replacement for vegetable oil!”
These statements should be followed by an asterisk because they are usually missing a very important variable-TEMPERATURE.
While many oils start out as “healthy”, they all have a smoke point that should not be exceeded. When an oil is heated until it smokes, valuable nutrients will be damaged.
In the infograph below, we show you the best cooking uses for a variety of healthy fats. Keeping them below specific temperatures will ensure that they maintain all of their great health qualities.