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Which is the Healthier Oil: Coconut Oil vs Avocado Oil

Fat is necessary for many body functions, including absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, healthy hair, and skin. Fat also improves taste of foods and satisfies and keeps us full for longer. Today I am comparing two popular oils that I both have in my pantry: coconut oil and avocado oil.

AVOCADO OIL

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Unlike most oils that come from seeds, avocado oil is pressed from the fruit of an avocado. Avocados produce mild flavoured oil, which varies in colour from light yellow to a deeper emerald green.

Avocado oil has an even higher percentage (76%) of healthy monounsaturated fats than olive oil. Monounsaturated fat was made famous by the Mediterranean Diet and promotes heart health by decreasing “bad” LDL blood cholesterol. Another reason why oils high in monounsaturated fats are healthy is that they are, by default, lower in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats unlike most vegetable oils. High amounts of omega-6 fats can promote inflammation, which is...

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