Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil Video

In this episode of LiveLeanTV’s Food Wars, Brad Gouthro answers the question from many of his viewers about what type of cooking oil should be used.

Video Summary:

  • 0:00 – 0:26 – Show Introduction
  • 0:27 – 1:00 – Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil
  • 1:01 – 1:09 – Throw your soybean oil “out the door… We don’t wan’t that in our bodies.”
  • 1:10 – 2:42 – Canola Oil works best in the trash can, because use may lead to inflammation and free radicals. It also contains Omega 6 and Omega 3’s in an out of balance 20:1 ratio instead of a more natural 2:1 ratio.
  • 2:43 – 3:23 – Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good sometimes and bad sometimes. It’s good in its raw form. It is bad when used with heat (frying, for example), because it can deteriorate the fatty acids making it “oxidative in the body”.
  • 3:24 – Coconut Oil all good, all the time. The host loves it. The saturated fat in Coconut Oil is comprised of MCT (Medium Chain Tryglycerides) which are used by the body as energy. It also contains lauric acid believed to “help your immune system”. It also resists oxidation in high heat. Use it in everything and don’t forget to put it on your skin.

Article source: Brad Gouthro & Live Lean TV. Originally published at on May 16, 2012. And, also appeared there on November 24, 2013.

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