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Why opting for cooking oil

58With so many options available for cooking oil in today’s time, it’s easy to harbour confusion over what constitutes a healthy cooking oil.Different factors like its smoke point, combination of omega 3, 6 fatty acids, taste and whether it has zero cholesterol or trans fat -matters. Here’s a look at what each oil has…Groundnut oilThis oil can be used in different forms of cooking such as frying, seasoning and grilling. It is considered healthy owing to its high content of mono and polyunsaturated fats, which in turn help in lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol. Groundnut oil is also a good source of vitamin E. This vitamin is known to act as an anti-oxidant by protecting the skin from acne or scars.Sunflower oilThis oil is considered healthy mainly due its polyunsaturated fat content. Due to its light flavour, sunflower oil doesn’t overpower the taste of other ingredients. The presence of Omega-6 and vitamin E act as an anti-oxidant which in turn, help the body cells in retaining water.Mustard oilIts characteristic flavour brings a unique taste to dishes. A high smoke point makes it ideal for frying. It can be also be used as a stimulant to help digestion and circulation. Due to its antibacterial properties, this oil can help protect the skin.- TNN