Some cooking oils are made from plants that contain a higher percentage of saturated fat. These products are known as tropical oils and include coconut, palm and palm kernel oil. At 92 percent, coconut oil has the highest percentage of saturated fat. You will find these oils primarily in commercial snack foods, like cookies, cakes and chips, but you can also find them sold separately on the shelves of grocery stores. Limit your intake of foods that contain these tropical oils, and avoid using them in your everyday cooking.
Dietary fat has been in the limelight since the 1950s, when researcher Ancel Keys conducted a study analyzing the diet patterns of seven different countries as well as their respective rates of heart disease. At the conclusion of the study, he found that higher levels of serum cholesterol were associated with a higher risk of heart disease and believed that a higher intake of foods high in saturated fat was to blame. (44)
Even though the rapeseeds that canola oil is made from contain omega-3s fatty acids, these fatty acids are fragile and subject to oxidation through heating. If you think about it, other oils that are high in omega-3s would never be used for cooking. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are high in omega-3s, but are never heated because they are sensitive to oxidation. If you look at a label of a flax seed oil bottle it will say not to heat it.
I know this one is going to be a big shocker for a lot of people. Especially since grapeseed oil is constantly marketed as such a healthy cooking oil. Well, the “health” of grapeseed oil (and most of the other oils on this list) is all based on misleading information and myths about cholesterol and heart health (I’ve explained this all above, so if your skipping ahead, go back and read it if you really want to understand why grapeseed oil is not heart healthy!).
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Hemp is a controversial crop in some regions of the world, due to concerns about psychoactive plants in the Cannabis genus. In some regions, cultivation of hemp is banned, although products made from hemp such as oil, hemp garments, and hemp paper may be legal. In other areas, hemp is permitted, but only industrial hemp, and some nations freely permit cultivation of all plants in this genus, assuming that regulation is a more efficient technique for control than outright bans. Wild hemp is also not uncommon in some regions of the world, making it difficult to enforce bans on hemp crops.

This oil is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant that can contain both CBD and THC in varying concentrations. The clear drawback of cannabis oil is that it cannot be purchased outside of a state that has not legalized the sale of cannabis. Cannabis oil can also contain higher amounts of THC, which could be problematic for those not looking for the psychoactive effects of cannabis oil.
“We have this whole neurotransmitter system, the endocannabinoid system, which is how marijuana and THC and CBD are mediated,” Grinspoon said. “There are THC1 receptors in the brain, which is why THC can get you high. … And then there are cannabinoid two receptors in the immune system, which is why CBD can help with things like irritable bowel syndrome, things like that. And the CBD just has a different effect on the CBD1 receptors on the brain.”
“CBD has been gladly received despite its having avoided serious scientific scrutiny. Most will tell you that ‘it’s fine,’ and I hope it is. But the truth is, we don’t know what quantities are appropriate or what other effects CBD might produce. The Army recently banned all CBD oils. In essence, the public is serving as the guinea pig for a substance that hasn’t been comprehensively tested, while enriching not a few entrepreneurs who saw consumers such as me coming.” – Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

Although hemp and marijuana are essentially different cultivars of the same plant – Cannabis sativa L – marijuana has been cultivated to concentrate high levels of THC (frequently as much as 18%), in the plant’s flowering tops, whereas hemp, which is primarily grown in Europe to make clothing, paper, biofuels, bioplastics, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, and foods, contains less than 0.3% THC.

We thumbed through the latest research, the USDA’s database on food nutrition and safety, and consulted with registered dietitian Hillary Wright to identify the health benefits of eight different oils and when it’s best to use them (depending on their smoke points) to make your time in the kitchen less daunting and more nutritious. Just remember, moderation is key. “It’s best to follow the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and limit oils and saturated fats to less than 10 percent of your overall calories per day,” Wright says.
Some cooking oils are made from plants that contain a higher percentage of saturated fat. These products are known as tropical oils and include coconut, palm and palm kernel oil. At 92 percent, coconut oil has the highest percentage of saturated fat. You will find these oils primarily in commercial snack foods, like cookies, cakes and chips, but you can also find them sold separately on the shelves of grocery stores. Limit your intake of foods that contain these tropical oils, and avoid using them in your everyday cooking.
That being said, not all dark chocolate is stellar for your health. I recommend choosing a chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cacao or higher. This minimizes the amount of sugar and means you’ll be getting a solid antioxidant boost. And wherever possible, look for brands that do fair trade and use organic cacao beans to get the most bang for your buck.
The human body also produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, in a bodily system known as the endocannabinoid system (or ECS). The ECS promotes homeostasis by regulating a wide range of functions, including motor skills, mood, appetite, and sleep. As we age, our ECS produces fewer endocannabinoids; they may also decrease due to physical injury or disease. Replenishing depleted endocannabinoids with phytocannabinoids like CBD can help restore balance to the body.
Kerrygold is an Irish product and is not produced by one dairy but by many in Ireland and sold under the one brand. They don’t claim to be 100% grass fed but rather its made from grass fed cows. Anyone who knows the climate in Ireland will know that its impossible to keep cows fed on grass all year round and no there is no off season for mike production. That said there is minimal use of non grass based feeds such as silage and hay – these are grass by another means, one is dried grass and the other fermented and compressed grass. The EU has the strictest regulations around the use of GMO foods in the world and the likelihood is while they may not use grass neither are they using GMO feed. Dairy and cattle farming in Ireland is almost 100% grass based so you will see the same claims made for Irish beef.

Often used in Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, sesame oil is a good mix of polyunsaturated fat (46 percent) and monounsaturated fat (40 percent), Lichtenstein said. The remaining 14 percent is saturated fat. It's not usually used as a cooking fat and is used more for its intense flavoring, she noted. [Tip of the Tongue: The 7 (Other) Flavors Humans May Taste]
Even though the rapeseeds that canola oil is made from contain omega-3s fatty acids, these fatty acids are fragile and subject to oxidation through heating. If you think about it, other oils that are high in omega-3s would never be used for cooking. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are high in omega-3s, but are never heated because they are sensitive to oxidation. If you look at a label of a flax seed oil bottle it will say not to heat it.

Although fat is an essential part of the diet, keep in mind that most high-fat foods are also considered calorie-dense foods. When increasing your intake of healthy fats, it’s important to account for this by making modifications to your diet, such as decreasing your intake of refined carbs or sweets. Without making a few simple swaps to your diet, adding high-fat, high-calorie foods can lead to weight gain.
Thank you for reaching out to us. You could most definitely try our premium hemp oil drops or soft gels. Our premium hemp oil products are great for assisting with a lot of different things such as pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, mood and sleep. I would start out with our 3x strength option that we have available, and the best method is the drops. You take the recommended amount of drops listed on the bottle, under your tongue. You let the drops sit there for 30 seconds. After the 30 seconds, you swallow the remaining oil in your mouth. Buy doing so this will enter your bloodstream to deliver faster results. Although, I would recommend talking to a doctor before going off any prescribed medicine. 

Contrary to popular belief, high-quality grassfed butter can be good for you! Although the mainstream media is slow to catch up… the link between saturated fats, cholesterol and poor heart health has been disproven (learn more about that here). Make sure you read the introduction at the beginning of this post to understand why saturated fat is not something to fear.
Pharmacists have since moved to metric measurements, with a drop being rounded to exactly 0.05 mL (50 μL, that is, 20 drops per milliliter) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_(unit)1oz is 30 mL1000mg/30mL = 33.3 mg/mL CBD concentration20 drops * .05 mL/drop = 1mL10 drops * .05 mL/drop = .5mLyou take 33.3 mg in the morning and 16.65mg at nightI might suggest taking 50mg in the morning: 50mg / 33.3 mg/mL = 1.50 mL 30 dropstry it for a couple days and see how it helps
Final thoughts: Hemp oil and hemp derived CBD oil is legal in all fifty states, but there certainly is a stigma to it. Because of that it can be very hard to find reliable information to educate yourself with. This is a great dietary supplement and may help decrease inflammation, improve skin, help with mild pain, etc. If you have severe pain, hemp derived CBD oil may be what you need.
8. Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray: “Pam is a combination of canola, palm and coconut oil, so it contains monounsaturated and saturated fats,” Hunnes explains. “But since you typically don’t use too much of it, it’s not overly bad for you. Although, it also contains dimethyl silicone (an anti-foaming agent) and a few other stabilizers, so I think you’d be better off putting a mixture of oils in a spray bottle of your own.”
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The oil contained in the hemp seed is 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) and only 9-11% of the less desired saturated fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom. The essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil are required in our diet more than any other vitamin, yet our bodies do not naturally produce them. They must be obtained from external sources in the food we eat. Essential fatty acids are involved with producing life's energy throughout the human body and without them, life is not possible. In general, North Americans have a high dietary deficiency in essential fatty acids due to our high intake of animal fats versus plant fats, caused by our high consumption of processed foods and meats versus natural organic foods.

Because CBD oil products are mostly unregulated, there’s no guarantee that any given product contains a safe or effective level of CBD. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017 found that nearly 70 percent of all CBD products sold online are incorrectly labeled, and could cause serious harm to consumers. Some CBD oils may also contain incorrectly labeled amounts of THC and other compounds.


Thanks for this informative article! I currently have macadamia nut oil, olive oil, and coconut oil in my pantry. I love all three, but was thinking of trying another paleo-friendly one. Your note on avocado oil was helpful cause that was my next choice, but I already dont have the best digestive issues so i think I might pass for now. I love ghee, too, so I may purchase that again. I miss it!
Hemp is often mistaken for its cannabis cousin, marijuana, even though smoking an entire garbage bag of hemp would not produce an altered state of consciousness, as hemp contains low levels of THC. Confusion between hemp oil and marijuana oil has spiked recently, as states have passed medical marijuana laws that allow for the use of strains of marijuana that are low in THC and high in CBD. Consumers often confuse hemp oil with CBD oil because both are low in THC and contain CBD.
Best of all, adding coconut oil to your diet is easy. You can use it for cooking or baking or even try applying it directly to the skin. Beware that when cooking directly with coconut oil, the flavor can be a bit overpowering for some. If that’s the case, try using a bit less. It’s also important to note that, at room temperature, coconut oil is solid, so it’s not the best choice when you need a healthy fat in liquid form. Additionally, when choosing a coconut oil, extra virgin varieties are best, as refined or processed coconut oils can eliminate many of the health benefits.
Figuring out how much CBD oil to take can feel like trying to navigate through a complicated maze. The sheer volume of CBD brands on the market can create confusion for consumers, and when you take a closer look, it’s not difficult to understand why. Not only do vendors use different source materials (CBD-rich cannabis vs. industrial hemp, different strains, etc.), but they also implement different extraction techniques .

I love all of these except Ive never used the Palm because of the deforest thing. I have a question about the Kerry Gold. I love it but recently I saw a blog that it isn’t what it advertises. I forgot now why….not completely grass fed I think not 100% sure but I was disappointed and have not found a replacement yet. I live in North Dallas and we haven’t seemed to have gotten on the healthier band wagon yet so finding products is harder. All Ive got is Sprouts and all they carry is Kerry Gold and then vegan blends. Does any one know forsure or can confirm this? TIA
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What makes these plants of interest to scientists, healers, and those in need of treatment is cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is present in both hemp and marijuana, but what makes marijuana psychoactive — giving you the ‘high’ sensation — is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, and studies have shown that CBD is not psychoactive like THC.
Before you pick an oil to use, it's important to assess the needs of your recipe. If you're trying to fry something, you'll want to opt for an oil with a neutral flavor and a high smoke point. If you aren't sure what a smoke point is, Elizabeth Ann Shaw, M.S., R.D.N., C.L.T., explains that it's simply the point at which an oil begins to smoke and become ineffective. Oils with high smoke points are typically those that are more refined, because their heat-sensitive impurities are often removed through chemical processing, bleaching, filtering, or high-temperature heating. A high smoke point is typically one above 375 degrees F, as that's the temperature you usually fry at.
I ordered this for my father. He has later middle stage Alzheimer and has started getting irate and mood swings. After reading numerous articles I decided that coconut oil and hemp oil could be beneficial for him. He has taken a few small doses and we can already tell a difference for a few hours. I would recommend that this is a great product to try.
Even though the rapeseeds that canola oil is made from contain omega-3s fatty acids, these fatty acids are fragile and subject to oxidation through heating. If you think about it, other oils that are high in omega-3s would never be used for cooking. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are high in omega-3s, but are never heated because they are sensitive to oxidation. If you look at a label of a flax seed oil bottle it will say not to heat it.
After seasonal harvests of specific cultivars, these high-CBD hemp crops are put through a specialized solvent-free extraction process to yield a hemp oil that is naturally high in cannabidiol. This pure hemp extract is then tested for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content before being exported to our processing facilities in the United States. Importing any cannabis or hemp product into the United States is a complicated and serious task, so we leave nothing to chance before our high-CBD hemp oil makes its journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
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The amount of evidence that links saturated fats and cholesterol to heart disease is slim to none. Unfortunately, the medical world is slow to come around to this compelling information and continue to prescribe unhealthy and ineffective low-fat diets and cholesterol lowering drugs to those with heart disease. Watch this video to get a better understanding of this saturated fat issue.
This is a guest post by Michael Joseph who is a passionate nutrition educator with a master’s degree in Nutrition Education. He is the founder of Nutrition Advance where he frequently writes nutrition and health-related articles. He believes that nutrition advice has become overly complicated and that we need to get back to the basics and value our traditional food. Photo credits go to Nutrition Advance.
The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine. What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.”
Certain types of fat also possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help protect against chronic disease and help improve health. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, have been shown to relieve inflammation and reduce symptoms of autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. (35) Monounsaturated fatty acids, on the other hand, may help increase good HDL cholesterol, lower triglyceride levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. (36)
Pros: This item is organic and produced in the USA. The appearance of the oil is very much like extra virgin olive oil, as it should be. It has a green shade indicating that it is full spectrum and unrefined. Nature’s Blueprint also added natural peppermint to make it more palatable. I think it tastes fine straight from the dropper, but it can also be added to a smoothie of some sort or maybe hot tea? I appreciate that it has a clear label for the supplement facts and dosing. If you ever buy something that doesn’t, I certainly wouldn’t take it.
The truth is, we still don’t have nearly the amount of research needed to fully understand the effects of each and every cannabinoid on our system. With that said, if you have symptoms or conditions that CBD can help with, go with pure CBD oil. If you are suffering from something more general like chronic pain, a full-spectrum hemp oil could bring some additional benefits from the extra cannabinoids. Try hemp-based products as well as pure CBD products, and let us know what you experience!
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What makes these plants of interest to scientists, healers, and those in need of treatment is cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is present in both hemp and marijuana, but what makes marijuana psychoactive — giving you the ‘high’ sensation — is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, and studies have shown that CBD is not psychoactive like THC.
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