Cooking Oils and Smoke Points: What to Know and How to Choose the Right Cooking Oil

Oils, which are considered fats, are an integral part of cooking. They appear in everything from salad dressings to marinades, and are especially useful for searing, frying, grilling, or sautéing protein. But fats and oils are not one-size-fits-all.  Oils are a product of an extraction and pressing process. Oil comes from seeds and nuts, like […]

Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids

What is Omega-3, Omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids and why do we need them so much? First thing to remember is that Omega-3, Omega-6 acids  are not synthesized by the body on their own, and only come with food. Fatty acids are a part of the base of cell membranes and are vital for the normal […]

9 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

While there’s no such thing as zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds. According to nutritionist Dr. Lisa Young, these foods generally fall into one of two categories: non-starchy fruits or vegetables. Young says there are few reasons why you won’t gain weight from eating these […]

Cold-pressed and regular oils: Know the differences

“It is hard sometimes to determine the difference between the two kinds of oil while cooking or tasting food, but both of them have different nutritional content, physiological and chemical properties,” said Arthi Raguram Oils form an essential part of the everyday diet as they are widely used to prepare different kinds of dishes, from […]