Vegetable oils are extracted from plant seeds such as rapeseed (canola), corn, safflower, sunflower and were not even present in our diet until extraction methods were fine tuned in the early 1900’s. These oils are extracted using harsh chemicals and are often made from genetically modified plant seeds and are touted as being healthy.
A much healthier option is organic raw virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is an amazing plant oil that provides energy and nutrients for the body. It is a stable, natural oil that is perfect for cooking.
Considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet, coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts. It also contains saturated fat – in fact, it is a whopping 90 percent saturated fat. Don’t let that scare you; although you may be convinced that saturated fat should not be touched with a 10-foot pole – coconut oil is healthy.