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The Healthiest Oils:

 

Avocado oil:

Avocado oil has a healthy, monounsaturated fat content (71 percent). It is very high, similar to that of olive oil. Avocado oil is extremely low in trans fatty acids.

 

Olive oil:

Rich in monounsaturated fat.

Includes phytochemicals that can lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cancer. It’s also rich in antioxidants, and its storage life is longer than other oils. Additionally, it can be frozen, which preserves the nutrients in the oil for longer periods of time

 

Coconut oil:

The naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits like improving your heart health, boosting your thyroid, increasing your metabolism, promoting a lean body and weight loss, while supporting your immune system. Coconut oil is very versatile because it can be applied topically to hair and skin.