Which cooking oils are considered unhealthy? As we’ve already mentioned, palm oil, coconut oil and corn oil are examples of cooking oil that are bad for you – that’s because they’re high in saturated fat. Any vegetable oil blend that’s described as “partially hydrogenated” means that it’s high in trans fat.
On the other hand, lots of cooking oils can actually have a positive impact on your health. Flax oil, for example, contains omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are an essential part of a healthy diet that our bodies don’t produce naturally, so we’ve got to get them from certain foods. Among other benefits, these fatty acids promote good brain health. Olive oil is another healthy option. It’s a source of monounsaturated fat, one of the “good” fats that lower your overall cholesterol.