WHY DON'T I EAT OIL? 🤔💧👇🏼
made this comparison to show and explain why I don't cook with oil and the difference between consuming fat in the form of oil OR whole plant based foods. I consume carbs, protein and fats in almost every meal, but I try to get these from whole foods. For example my favourite fat sources are things like: avocados, tahini, nuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
You can see that half a small avocado has the same amount of calories as only 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. You can also see that their fat content is pretty similar, however their fibre content and size/weight varies greatly.
[EDIT: I accidentally wrote the fibre content of the whole avocado 🙈 forgot to halve the grams for this half of an avocado, so would actually be 5grams of dietary fibre in 75g of avocado, and 10g of fibre in 150g of avo. Plz forgive me guys I am human✌🏼]
THIS is why I choose "whole" fats over consuming oils in my foods. The fibre, water and nutrient content of fats such as avocados keeps me fuller for longer, and helps to satiate me more. When cooking with oil or even drizzling it over salads, it is very easy for the fat & calories to add up very fast due to its concentration.
Yes oil can come from whole healthy fats ("olive" oil, "peanut" oil, "coconut" oil) but the process of turning those once healthy whole foods into oils means stripping them of nutrients and vitamins leaving you pretty much JUST the fat. Avocado on the other hand contains countless nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron (in addition to small amounts of healthy carbs & protein too).
Now this is not to say I never consume oils 😋 of course I do when I eat out or I have a meal someone else has made me, but I don't consume it daily. I don't believe oil is the devil haha I just prefer other choices of fats 👍🏼 each to their own though, I know everyone has different preferences just sharing what works for me! 😊 what are you guys' view on this? 🙇🏼♀️
P.S - I never told anyone to not consume oil hahah just explaining why I don't use it and that I prefer other fat sources!
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