Are Your Cooking Oils Killing Your Fertility? Probably...

So much confusion about what's healthy and what's not.

Even for me.

And I live and breathe nutrition because it's so important in helping my patients, for my own health, and for my kids.

So I'm very invested in knowing about it personally and professionally. 

I was doing a new patient consult yesterday.  Asked her about her nutrition.  She had done her research so was ahead of the game. 

But then I asked what oil she uses for cooking. 

Avocado oil, grapeseed oil. Most people would say olive oil. Coconut oil is gaining popularity so that's becoming a more common answer.

So here's the deal about cooking with oils.

If it's an oil or fat that is solid at room temperature, you can cook with it. 

Since they're saturated fats, they do not get damaged (oxidized) when heated.

For geeks (me included)...

Saturated fats do not have double bonds that can react with oxygen; therefore they cannot form dangerous aldehydes or other toxic oxidation products.

Safe oils and fats include:

  • coconut oil
  • grass-fed butter
  • grass-fed ghee
  • rendered animal fat e.g. bacon fat, duck fat, skimmed fat from bone broth
  • lard
  • tallow
  • palm oil

If the oil is liquid at room temperature, don't heat it.  Instead drizzle it over food or as part of your salad dressing.

If you want real fertility nutrition guidance beyond the generic crap you can read online, call me at (858) 495-0771 or book here: http://juliechang.genbook.com/

Julie Chang,
Natural Fertility Eggspurt

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