Today, we are going to teach why avocado is the best cooking oil.
What is it?
Avocados are actually in the family as a drupe, similar to coconuts. And a lot of times people think of them as a vegetable, but they’re really unique in that they’re very high in fats.
In fact, this is one of the few edible oils that’s not derived from a nut or seed, and it’s actually pressed from the pulp surrounding the pit. So the cold press it is how you get avocado oil.
One tablespoon of avocado oil contains about 124 calories and about 14 grams of fat. Now the type of fat that makes up avocado oil is a blend of monounsaturated fat. So, about 9.9 grams are monounsaturated fats, 1.9 grams polyunsaturated fats, which actually have more of the anti-inflammatory benefits there in regards to coconut oil or avocado oil.
And here’s what I wanted to say about avocado oil, something you’ve got to know and take a note on. This is the number one oil hands down for cooking. In fact, avocado oil is better than coconut oil and olive oil both for cooking because of its heat threshold and smoke point.
Avocado oil has even received prescription drug status in France because of its proven ability to counter the negative effects of arthritis.
So talk about food as medicine as Hippocrates was quoted 2,000 some years ago, avocado oil is really the epitome of food as medicine and a big reason for that is is the nutrient profile.
Avocados are high in healthy fats, in magnesium, in potassium, in vitamin A, and vitamin E, and certain B vitamins like riboflavin. We know that it’s incredible for so many reasons and especially in regards to why it’s a prescribed drug in France.
Now, again you can buy in the regular market, but again it’s that therapeutic in nature that the government deemed it.
Most people today are consuming partially hydrogenated oils like canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, and cottonseed oil. If you’re eating out at a fast-food restaurant, these oils are partially hydrogenated.
When you hydrogenate oil, it’s been oxidized, it’s going to cause free radicals and inflammation in your body. Inflammation leads to arthritis. So whether you have neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or general arthritic pain, start using coconut oil or start using avocado oil as your go-to oil.
Lowers blood pressure
Do you want to know what the actual cause of high cholesterol is? It’s not genetics. It’s not bad luck. High cholesterol’s caused because you get inflammation your arteries, then your liver produces cholesterol to go and patch up and repair the area.
So what happens today, a lot of people go into their doctor, they get put on prescription medication for the cholesterol-lowering drug which just treats the cholesterol but it doesn’t treat the root cause of why your body’s laying down cholesterol, which is inflammation.
So whether it be high blood pressure, high cholesterol, avocado oil, a great natural choice in place of other oils that can reduce inflammation and support the health of your heart and your entire cardiovascular system.
It’s one of the most deeply penetrating, hydrating, and moisturizing oils you could use. And let me tell you a little natural remedy for psoriasis. When if you have psoriasis, what you want to do is make a blend of avocado oil and add in ten drops of myrrh essential oil and geranium oil, lavender oil is also effective, and rub that topically on the area.
Now, also for psoriasis, getting more sunshine and taking a vitamin D supplement is also effective.
Boost nutrient absorption
If you’re taking a vitamin D supplement by itself or other fat-soluble vitamins even an omega-3 supplement like fish oil. You actually absorb and digest those fat-soluble nutrients better. If they are taken and eaten with a meal that contains fat?
So again, if you’re taking a vitamin D supplement, doing a little bit of healthy oil, whether it be a flax oil or something like avocado oil is great to support nutrient absorption in the body.
How to use?
Uncooked salads, deeps, and homemade mayo
One way is just uncooked salads or homemade mayo. In fact, I’ll tell you, for lunch today, I made myself a honey mustard chicken salad. Took a little bit of mustard, a little bit of local honey, and a little bit of avocado oil, and made a natural chicken salad. So it’s great on salads and homemade mayo.
In cooking – very high smoke point of 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Here’s the biggest point you got to remember with avocado oil. The very high smoke point, a 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve even seen higher up to that even closer to 450. So, again, if you’re going to fry something, let’s say frying eggs in a skillet or frying chicken or doing anything that’s at a hotter temperature doing any type of Sautéing, avocado oil is the best oil. Most other oils have a heat threshold that’s down closer to 300.
So avocado oil, because of its higher oxidation point and smoke point, it’s one of the best cooking oils you could ever use. It is also great to moisturize dry skin.
When buying avocado oil. You typically want to use it within six months, but the maximum of one year of purchase time.
Opt for organic, extra virgin, unrefined, cold-pressed. Those are the things you want to see on the label if you’re buying a high-quality avocado oil.
Store in a cool place, dry place away, from light and heat. Ideally, the refrigerator is a great place to keep your avocado oil.