Would you like a glass of oil..oh no I mean water?
Be it a heart or blood pressure patient, diabetic, obese person or a totally healthy one, everyone keep their oil consumption in check. Like water, nobody even thinks of just drinking oil when thirsty.
People who want to lose weight or think that consumption of ghee or oil will deteriorate their health, must first remember the saying, ‘Too much of anything is good for nothing.’ Therefore, completely eliminating oil from your diet may not be all good.
Studies suggest that avoiding oil completely can make people feel exhausted and unwell. Our brain, neuron system, nerves and movement, that is, bones and joint system, all work on fat. One must consume a balanced diet, which also has oil, but in limited quantity.
There can be serious health issues if we quit including oil in our diet. It can be arthritis, chronic exhaustion, falling ill more frequently, and other ailments.
Fats can be either saturated or unsaturated, the latter being good fat. Whereas, experts warn against the intake of trans fats found in junk food which is either cooked at a high temperature or in the same oil again and again. Consuming trans fats increases risk of heart disease and they raise bad low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
Therefore, some oils are healthier than other oils.
> Olive and avocado oil are both high in heart healthy fats and antioxidants.
>Coconut oil is very stable at high temperatures, so it’s a good choice for high heat cooking.
> Walnut oil is a good source of omega-3 fats that are nutritious and help keep our heart, lungs, blood vessels, and immune system working the way they should.
On the other hand, ghee is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats. While fat should be consumed in moderation, studies show that eating fatty foods like ghee can help absorb essential vitamins and minerals from food. Thus, cooking food in ghee can help you absorb more nutrients from food.
Is a complete ‘no, no’ to oil in food a wise choice?