Olive oil is one of the most commonly used kitchen items. It is believed to help protect consumers against a variety of cancers such as breast and prostate. Olive oil can also help lower your risk of heart disease. Another reason this type of oil is so common is because it is so easy to be made. Just one olive tree can provide four liters of oil. A common sector of olive oil is extra virgin olive oil. What’s even the difference? Extra virgin comes from the first pressing of the olives when being manufactured, and it does not include the chemicals normally used to extract the oil from the olives.


Vegetable oil is unique in that it is a combination of many different types of oils, most commonly canola, soybean, corn, sunflower, and safflower oils. Manufacturers commonly add colors or an edible bleach to the vegetable oil to make it a more appealing color after the mixture of oils is blended together. However, it has been associated with raising the risk of heart disease and various other diseases.


Uncommonly known, canola oil is actually an acronym for Canadian Oil, Low Acid. It is essentially a rapeseed oil that does not contain a lot of the undesired compounds normally found. Today, about 90% of the world’s canola oil is genetically modified from rapeseeds. This oil is great for cooking, especially deep frying, because it has an extremely high smoke point of around 450°F.


Coconut oil provides tons of health benefits. It helps manage type 2 diabetes and helps stop sugar cravings. It has also been found to boost metabolism and is linked with weight loss for those trying. If you suffer from poor digestion or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, coconut oil has been said to help.


As if you needed another reason to obsess over avocados, they also provide one of the healthiest oils. It is one of very few edible oils that is not derived from a seed. Avocado oil is also proven to help reverse arthritis as well as prevent diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglyceride levels and obesity. This oil is also really great for cooking since the boiling point is at least 400°F.