In the post-COVID era, health has become the first priority. We no longer put our illnesses and infections on hold, and aim to treat them first. Diet is also a major aspect of our life which has seen a shift towards the healthy side. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is what we try to incorporate in our daily schedule to stay fit at all times. One of the most basic essentials of the food we eat is the oil in which it is cooked. While some argue that olive oil or mustard oil is healthier, others prefer to use sunflower, coconut, or canola oil. Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently shed some light on which oil is healthier between olive oil and coconut oil.
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Coconut oil is extracted from mature coconuts and is commonly used in South Indian homes. Dishes like Avial Curry, Ghee Roast and even Banana Chips are fried in coconut oil. According to celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija, coconut oil contains significant amounts of saturated fat, or medium-chain triglycerides. On the other hand, olive oil is extracted from the liquid fat present in olives. Thus, it contains monounsaturated fats that are considered heart-healthy.
So, what’s the verdict on which oil to use? It depends on what you want out of it, says celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija. “Both are good, but in moderation. Just because they’re healthy, don’t overdo them. The key is quantity,” she explains.
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Recently, celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija shared an easy hack for healthy weight loss. She demonstrated with the help of white and brown rice how a healthy meal plan can be incorporated into a daily diet without sacrificing favorite foods. “Healthy weight loss should always be a balance – eat right 80-90% of the time, eat mindfully – then let 10-20% of the drama come where you (ch)eat with some of your favorite foods,” she reveals. in his video.
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