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Choose MCT Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Tea Seed Oil Over Vegetable Oils

It’s easy to assume that if you’re following the keto lifestyle that “any fat counts.” But that’s not the case, and you shouldn’t just think that all fats are created equally. They’re not. Vegetable oil (especially canola, corn, and soybean oil) go through a process with high heat and chemicals — meaning that their polyunsaturated fats can be damaged by the process. In addition, many vegetable oils don’t have nutritional value and can be harmful, especially in excess. Instead, choose keto-friendly oils, like the ones listed above. Coconut oil is a saturated fat that contains MCT (medium chain triglycerides), meaning they are sent directly to the liver to be converted to energy, rather than being stored as fat. Avocado and tea seed oil both contain monounsaturated fats, which have been linked to reducing risk factors associated with heart disease.

Naomi Whittel

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