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Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts. Most of us are tired of the continual conflict of information seemingly everywhere. We are trying to stay up to date because the unstable food system keeps changing their recommendations. Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices to provide the information necessary to help make the right choices.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do's & Don'ts

First, we are concerned about what is making us sick, the constant recalls of food without realizing the poison can already be in our homes. Sadly, cooking oil could be the cause of many of our problems.

Cooking oil although one of the most important is not even considered by most in their daily eating choices. Do you know which oils could be deadly? Do you know the oils that are healthier for you? You may be surprised!

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Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Oils To Avoid

The following oils I would recommend you AVOID. Their history includes GMO ingredients. They increase the build-up of toxins in the body. This could lead to kidney, heart and liver problems and higher exposures to trans fats. That is not good.

Canola oil

Yes, Canola Oil. Yet, many box recipes still recommend to use this oil. Although it is a monounsaturated like avocado oil, practically all canola oil used in the United States and Europe is genetically modified. So, it is best to be avoided unless you decide to do some digging on a particular brand of canola oil.

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Vegetable oils (Including Crisco shortening)

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This oil should not come as too much of a surprise since all of the frequent adverse media coverage. One of the more common issues is that vegetable oil had been known to release harmful and possibly deadly fumes in the area when heated with fire.

It seems pretty weird for something with the word “vegetable” in it to be bad for you. However, it is the way this oil is extracted that makes the oil worst of the worst. It is also extremely high in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) which has been known to cause mutations in cells throughout the body. This oil is created in the most unnatural way possible which is why it is one of the cheap. Cheap also explains its popularity unfortunately.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Cottonseed oil

Cottonseed oil is another oil researched in the media lately. Cottonseed oil is usually found in many processed foods and is usually found to have a high percentage of pesticides residue. Cottonseed oil also has a chemical called gossypol that can negatively effect menstrual cycles in woman and reproductive systems in men. Not good.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Peanut Oil

Although some have labeled peanut oil to be great alternative to use when frying or baking, you may want to use it moderately. This is due to the imbalance of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Peanut oil (as well as peanut butter), has a very high omega 6 ratio that can cause inflammation in the body. Omega 3 fats help reduce this inflammation before it occurs.

Alarmingly, peanut oil has way too much omega 6 and not enough omega 3 fats which promotes chronic inflammatory issues for individuals who use peanut oil regularly. In addition, peanuts are usually allergenic due to the way they are grown and improperly receives pesticides residue.

Although peanut oil is cautionary for cooking food, it has many benefits in treating skin conditions such as scalp psoriasis, joint pain and hair loss. Remember, what we put on our skin doesn’t also belong in our bodies.

I know it can be really hard to break a habit when it comes to shopping at grocery store. However, changing your habit could save a life it is worth the research. Should you decide to use Canola oil or Peanut oil (peanut anything) eat sparingly and purchase minimally processed organic brands to reduce the risks.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Healthy Choices

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Refined Coconut oil is wonderful while cooking for its great benefits for both the mind and body. The energy boost for the body is important despite the high fat. It is not likely to be stored as fat in the body. In face it raises the good cholesterol (HDL) in our body.


Coconut Oil has the same components and nutrients that are found in women’s breast milk. This makes it ideal for young children to consume regularly as well.

Cooking with Coconut Oil is ideal for it to be used for medium heat dishes. Also deep frying with this oil is limited. It will enhance the nutrient to your food when used correctly. Importantly use Coconut milk which can also be a great substitute in recipes that requires milk.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil is very common in the Mediterranean diet. It does wonders to the colon and is a helpful in preventing heart disease. This oil has a very robust smell that should fill the area when heated. Olive oil has a relatively higher smoke rate compared to coconut oil so it is useful for light frying and sautéing.

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Be aware that many olive oil can be cut with other cheap oils. These can be from GMO soy and other vegetable based oils. This type of olive oil is not a good oil to keep using as it can eventually cause inflammatory issues in the body due to the higher consumption of soy.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts


Need a healthy oil for frying? Avocado is what you need to invest in. A little goes a long way with this oil and frying can be done in a much faster time than using your typical frying oils.

Avocado has a HIGH smoke point in which it can be heated up to 400 degrees F without the oil breaking down to burn. Avocado oil has a good source of mono-unsaturated fats and extremely high in Omega 9 and Magnesium. Avocado oil has a buttery texture with a slight nutty taste that will give your food a great enhancement in flavor.

Remember: The type of oil you cook in can slightly alter the flavor of your food.


If you don’t have any of these amazing cooking oils listed above, then purchase you a container of all natural butter or beef tallow.

For decades, butter has been considered the enemy to healthy living. But, now studies are showing that all natural, organic butter used in small increments can really be a good thing for your colon health and your skin since it has a good source of butyric acid.

Organic Lifestyle Cooking Oil Choices l Do’s & Don’ts


In fact, many tribal cultures have been using fats from butters to help in the absorption of herbs when they are consumed for medical purposes. Butter also has good saturated fats and is the only oil to not become toxic when heated when reaching its smoke point.

Other oils can release toxic fumes when too much heat is used under them. But, butter has never been known to do this. Even the cosmetic industry is putting butter and tallow in their products because it is better at hydrating the skin than other types of fat.

Obviously these are not the only healthy and naughty oils out there. Comment below with other oils you have tried or avoid while you cook.

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  1. EdwinEdwin

    Great article for people on a path to healthy eating.
    No more canola oil for me. I will stick to extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil from now on.
    I was wondering, do you recommend or know if coconut oil or any other oil can be used in smoothies? Is consuming a spoon of olive oil daily beneficial?

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Edwin. Many thanks for your comment.

      Glad to here that you are getting off canola oil. Your body will thank you for that.

      In regards to your question I would not recommend either coconut or olive oil for smoothies. Way to many calories for that type of application. Coconut oil preferably unrefined is the best choice due to the fact the nutrients have not been stripped from it. Here is an article that will help you further.

      Again thank you and I look forward to the next time.

      Have a Healthy, Happy Day!

    • Hi Edwin,

      Following up from you comment made recently. Hope all is going well with you.

      Just curious if what your reaction was regarding the high number of calories in oils, and in your case the question was about Olive Oil which is extremely high in calories.

      Have you had a chance to consider taking a look at it in more depth. Just a thought. I recently added cronometer for personal use and loved it. Presently this nutrition & fitness tool is free on this site. You can find it on any article page. All the best!

      • Edwin PoliniEdwin Polini

        Hi Robert,

        Any info is greatly appreciated. Healthy eating can be made easier with all the right tools.

        Thanks to you I am using organic coconut oil in my smoothies and it is great, especially after a workout.

        I keep a close eye on my caloric intake based on macronutrients percentages.

        Cheers to great health!

        • Hi Edwin,

          Always appreciate the response. It certainly sounds like you have a good hand on your health and are working on it daily. Awesome.

          Back at you with CHEERS and to coin a phrase… “Stay Healthy my Friend”.

  2. LeeLee

    I was researching this topic a few months ago because, as you mention, all of the conflicting reports on which oils we should use make it difficult to decide. Am I right in thinking that canola oil is the same as rapeseed oil as we call it in the UK? The reason I ask is that from the articles I was reading, whilst agreeing with your recommendations to avoid GM canola oil, organic cold pressed rapeseed oil was one of the best oils to use. This was because of its all round versatility in the kitchen, being able to use it for roasting and frying with its high smoke point to salad dressings. Rapeseed Oil also has the lowest saturated fat of any culinary oil and a good amount of essential omega oils normally obtained from fish. This is the oil of choice for me nowadays but also use coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil depending on what I’m cooking.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Yes, there are contradicting information. I don’t like when we are faced with that circumstance and gravitate to health first choices.

      Personally, I have almost reduced Organic Extra Virgin Oil completely. In addition, Canola, (rapeseed) has been removed. Just don’t like the relationship and health detriments in this oil. My go to oil is Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. I have not done a review although it is on my “to do” list.

      I have reached the point where I have chosen to eat Whole Food Plant Based and choose to just use water or other non-oil choices in cooking. Love it by the way. Although there is leeway to splurge with Coconut oil to have some extra fun with a dish. In addition my main personal reason is I just don’t see that the excessive calories in the “oils” are worth it. After making the switch I wonder why I didn’t do it much earlier.

      Finally, as you already figured out, I haven’t directly answered your question. I think that is up to you. So, I have included three links that may add to the information you already have. If not, I have a feeling you will definitely find your way for the right answer for yourself.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!


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