Whether your diet is Low Fat or Keto you need to count the calories from the fat you are eating. On a low fat diet the type of fat is not so important as long as you get a minimum amount of the required types of each fat. On a keto diet you will be eating a lot of fat so eating ‘good fats’ becomes important.
Macadamia oil is the new and improved ‘olive oil’.
- It tastes almost like butter. Extra-virgin olive oil is fine alone or on
salad, but let’s face it – it makes scrambled eggs taste like cat vomit.
- Unlike olive oil, it has a high smoking point (234°C) and is ideal for
sautéing and all manner of cooking.
- It has a long shelf life and is more stable than olive oil when
exposed to light. Some experts estimate that more
than 50% of all mass-produced olive oil is spoiled when consumed.
- It is the lowest of all cooking oils in omega-6 fatty acids but high in
palmitoleic acid, which isn’t found in any other plant oil.
- The fat in macadamia oil is 80% monounsaturated, the highest
percentage among cooking oils.
There are 4 types of fat in food:
- Saturated fats
- Monounsaturated fats
- Polyunsaturated fats
Saturated and trans fats are considered “bad fats” and tend to be more solid at room temperature (eg butter, lard). Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, considered “good fats”, tend to be more liquid (eg canola oil).
Fats have different effects on cholesterol levels. A diet high saturated fats and trans fats raise bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. A diet proportionally higher in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can lower bad cholesterol levels.