Battle Of The Healthiest Cooking Oil: CBD Oil And More…

Thursday, November 29, 2018


A cooking oil which you may not be familiar with due to its popularity increasing only recently is CBD oil, otherwise known as cannabidiol. This oil is being used far more in cooking for it’s medicinal benefits, both physical and mental. It is more commonly included when baking sweet foods, as the sweet flavour covers up the oils naturally bitter taste. But it is not restricted to baking - if you infuse it with a fat or oil-based ingredient it can be included in any savoury cooking too.

The benefits of this oil range from reducing muscle inflammation and chemotherapy side effects to helping with acne - it is a great remedy for a wide range of issues. As well as helping with physical pain relief, if you struggle with anxiety or depression this may be a good oil to try out in your cooking. Natural Hemp Co provide a range of CBD oil products, such as drops, pastes and crystals. Crystals, in particular, are useful to begin to use CBD oil as part of your diet, for example, in smoothies and baking.

An important thing to keep in mind when cooking with CBD oil is temperature. If you heat the oil too high it will become overly-bitter or ineffective.

Olive oil

Olive oil is a popular cooking oil choice that we are likely all familiar with. Made from ripe olives, this oil does have a number of health benefits, hence why it is so commonly used and a strong contender in this battle of the healthiest cooking oil. There are two commonly used types of olive oil, extra virgin olive oil and pure olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil has more health benefits for the heart due to it’s high number of monounsaturated fats but pure olive oil can be used for cooking at higher temperatures.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil could be deemed the healthiest cooking oil for high-heat cooking, due to it mostly being made up of saturated fatty acids. At room temperature it is in solid form so is easy to store and can last for years without going out of date. Lauric acid makes up most of this oils fatty acids, and is highly beneficial for improving cholesterol and killing bacteria. If you are on a diet, coconut oil is also recommended as it has been found to increase metabolism and result in a fuller feeling when used for cooking.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil is similar to olive oil with it’s high number of monounsaturated fats, however, unlike the healthy version of olive oil, avocado oil can be used in cooking at high temperatures. Similar to CBD oil, avocado oil is relatively new to the limelight and is celebrated by the growing clean-eating community, so it could be deemed the healthiest cooking oil.

The fatty-acids in avocado oil have also been found to help with the body’s absorption of antioxidants from healthy plant-based foods. So if you have a salad or healthy option, drizzling avocado oil on top or mixing it throughout is a great way to make sure your body reaps all the possible benefits from your healthy choice!

Canola oil

Canola oil is a more controversial oil due to the way it is made. It is a product of rapeseeds but goes through a very intensive processing method before it is safe to use in cooking. Aside from this, the fatty acids are mostly monounsaturated containing Omega-6 and Omega-3. Among the rankings of healthiest cooking oil, this oils position could be debated, as despite it being highly-processed, it is low in saturated fats.

If you would like to try out CBD oil in your cooking or baking, visit Natural Hemp Co at or give them a call on 0800 830 3663 to find out more.

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