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A wide variety of edible oils is available at most grocery stores. Corn oil and vegetable oil are popular because they are usually the least expensive, but these oils are heavily processed and high in trans fats. Regularly consuming processed oils increases your risk of developing hypertension, coronary artery disease and a variety of other ailments. 


Oil Types


Olive Oil

Olive oil has a rich, slightly fruity flavor and is high in monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. You can use olive oil to cook meats and vegetables, or you can add it to uncooked dishes, such as pasta and salad. There are different types of olive oils available. Extra-virgin olive oil is very low in acid and has a mild flavor and scent. Virgin olive oil is slightly higher in acidity than extra-virgin olive oil and has a sharper, stronger taste. Pure olive oil is the thickest oil of the three and has the strongest flavor and aroma.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that has germ-fighting, antiviral and antifungal properties, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Coconut oil will not only help rid your body of bacteria and viruses, it is also rich in monounsaturated fat, which helps to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The “Ceylon Medical Journal” notes that coconut fats do not contain artery-clogging trans fats, making coconut oil a healthy choice for those with heart problems. Unrefined coconut oil smells and tastes like raw coconuts and adds tropical flavor to foods.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil has a nutty flavor and is rich in nutrients. You can add it to uncooked dishes or take it as a supplement. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which enhance brain function and lower your risk of developing heart disease. Consuming flaxseed oil can also improve your joint mobility, reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke and enhance the function of your immune system. If you plan to take flaxseed oil as a supplement, consult your doctor, who can recommend the right dose for you based on your specific health needs. Flaxseed oil is available at most health food stores in liquid and capsule forms.