Is coconut oil the healthiest cooking oil?
Yes, it is definitely one of the healthiest oils to cook in as the medium chain fatty acids that give it its incredible health benefits, prevent it from breaking down and losing its nutritional value even at high temperatures.
Coconut oil has many health benefits and unlike olive oil doesn’t break down at high temperatures making it the perfect cooking oil. However, olive oil has many documented health benefits should also be included as part of a healthy diet.
Your diet should be along the lines of the heart healthy Mediterranean-style with whole grains, lean protein, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats. Roasting your veggies in coconut oil and drizzling olive oil or walnut oil on your salads gives you the best of both worlds.