Ring in the new year with a healthier, new you. Keep your body detoxified with only the best ingredients and JiaPin Beauty’s help! Oil is a commonly used product: we use it in cooking, baking, and even in the products we use in our hair and on our skin. But do you know what types of oil are best for your health?
Cold pressed oils are hands down the healthiest way to go. Cold pressed oils can be made from a variety of fruits, vegetables, and seeds through grinding and heating below 120ºF. Research has shown that applying too much heat to oil reduces the quality of the flavor and degrades the nutritional value.
Why choose cold pressed? Cold pressed oils are less susceptible to toxins and chemicals because of the low amount of heat used. In conventional extraction, raw materials can be heated up to 450ºF, which changes chemical structure. Cold pressed oils are more natural in their use of raw ingredients, while conventional oils are often made with chemicals like hexane- well known for causing health problems. Cold pressed oils also have a much better flavor than regular oils and are especially good for salad dressings.
Cold pressed oil can be made from just about any ingredient. The most common cold pressed oils are made from peanut, sunflower, pumpkin, flax seed, avocado, and olive oils. When buying cold pressed oils for the first time, it’s important to know the brand you are buying from adheres to cold pressed regulations. The term “cold pressed” is subject to different regulations depending on where in the world it was made, so make sure to do your research! Cold pressed oils are not usually recommended for cooking; some can’t handle the high heat and the complex flavor will be ruined.