Adding healthy fats to your diet surely makes a good asset to your overall wellbeing, but have you ever had avocado oil?
If you are going for healthy oils, olive oil -essential in Mediterranean diets- and avocado oils should be at the top of your list.
They are both made by processing whole food-derived fats, but not all plant-based oils are a good choice. Canola, soybean, corn, and sunflower oils can be harmful, mainly because they are heavily processed.
On the other hand, avocado or olive oils are packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that help your metabolism, your hormones, and nourish your hair, skin and nails.
Avocado oil is cold-pressed oil made from avocados. It is rich in oleic acid and antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and it is excellent for your brain and skin.
One of the good things about avocado oil is that it has a smoke point of 520°F, which makes it a good choice for frying. Olive oil, conversely, has a smoke point of 325°F so it can be used only for moderate roasting and baking.
While both options are super tasty and healthy and you can use both if you are going to eat it raw, if you are playing some high-heat cooking, it is much better to go for avocado oil.