May be an image of text that says 'YOUR GO-TO COOKING OILS CHEAT SHEET, Oils heat up differently. Use this to guide you no matter what you're making. AVOCADO OIL High heat •Good for meat, poultry COCONUT OIL Medium heat .Best for non-dairy baking OLIVE OIL Low to no heat Use for pasta and dressing'

I have been using these three oils for a long time.  I'd love to know your favorite ways!  Here is what I have learned:


I really like this oil in place of "vegetable oil," which by the way, is usually canola or soy when listed generically and is considered inflammatory to the body.  Nobody wants that no matter how cheap the oil is!  Because of the higher smoke point, this is my pan-frying oil of choice.

Also note, this oil is proven to help lower blood pressure and decrease lipid levels in the blood.  The anti-inflammatory effects of avocado oil can improve joint health and cardiovascular wellbeing.  This component also improves wound healing; even more so because of its vitamin E and vitamin A content.  Because of the fat-solubility of carotenoids, they are absorbed better from avocado oil than artificial sources (beta carotene anyone?) which guessed it, improved eye health.  (Mama says eat your carrots...with avocado oil!)  Finally, the proverbial "icing on the cake" is the impact avocados have on a sense of satiation or fullness which is opposite of ghrelin (think grrr, hungry monster) so add it to your salad dressing or steamed vegetables to help you feel like eating less.  Fat already has a significant impact on feeling of satisfaction when eating; the "fullness factor" doubles the efficacy.


We use coconut oil for baking when we run out of butter (not a happy day).  I like to make a toothpaste with it sometimes and it makes our Dutch oven popcorn perfect!  We buy both extra-virgin and refined because certain meals are strange with a coconut flavor in it.  I don't like it to grease my baking pans.  It seems to have too much water content or something because it doesn't perform as well as butter or lard.

Coconut oil is often an oil of choice for keto eaters.  It is known for increasing HDL (happy cholesterol) while aiding in transformation of LDL (less than desired cholesterol).  Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and contains antioxidants making it one of the biggest powerhouses for wellness in addition to being a simplistic yet valuable source of fuel and nutrition and this is only a sample of its benefits.

Olive oil: 

I have used olive oil for so many things...including cooking with it but apparently you aren't supposed to!  When I run out of avocado oil, it is usually the next one I grab so then I try to keep the heat low.  If you don't, you release free radicals into your system when eating it.  I have used it as a solo facial regiment for a while, which was very effective I might add.  It is a no-brainer for salads and veggies.

Besides the skin, one of the other most well known benefits of olive oil is the heart.  It also known for brain health.  As a staple in the Mediterranean diet, it is  a must in the pantry for flavor and health.  It is anti-bacterial and often used as a "sweet oil" warmed to sooth ear pain.

I hope if you have not tried all of these that you will give them a shot.  If you are familiar with them, chime in and let us know how you like to use them!

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