Top 10 Cooking Oils
Top 10 Cooking Oils

Top 10 Healthiest Cooking Oils

Madeline Thatcher
By Madeline Thatcher, Associate Writer
Published August 7, 2019Updated March 16, 2020

The vast amount of different types cooking oils out there is enough to confuse even the best chef among us. How do we know which oil is the healthiest type of cooking oil? And what type of oil is the most popular? Let us guide you through the top 10 healthiest cooking oils of all time, including the best coconut oil, macadamia oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and corn oil. We'll also look at avocado oil benefits, avocado oil vs olive oil, and canola oil vs olive oil. Alright, let's get cooking!

  • Coconut[2][3][4]
  • Coconut Oil Healthy
    It's great for your skin, your hair, and your waist line! Coconut oil contains lots of lauric acid that works as a natural antibiotic and can improve your cholesterol levels.

  • Olive[2][4]
  • Olive Oil Healthy
    With a natural, bitter flavor, olive oil can help raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol while lending a delicious Italian flair to any dish.

  • Butter[2]
  • Butter Healthy Cooking Oils
    While butter's been warned against for decades, it's margarine you've gotta look out for. With Vitamins A, E, and K2, butter can add lots of nutrition to your diet (when used in moderation).

  • Avocado[2][3]
  • Avocado Oil Healthy
    With a creamy taste just like the plant it comes from, avocado oil works like olive oil ensuring a delicious flavor and lots of natural vitamins.

  • Macadamia[2][3][4]
  • Macadamia Nut Healthy Oil
    Similar to olive oil, macadamia nut oil adds lots of healthy fats to a balanced diet while lending a unique, nutty flavor to the food.

  • Animal Fats[2]
  • Animal Fat Healthy Oil
    Long live bacon! Animals fats, like lard or bacon fat, can be great for a diet when the animals are raised on plant-based diets since saturated and monounsaturated fats abound.

  • Canola[2][3]
  • Canola Oil Healthy Facts
    Canola isn't the healthiest option, but with lots of Omega-3s, and some of the lowest levels of saturated fats in any oil, it's a great alternative if healthier options aren't available.

  • Peanut[2][3]
  • Peanut Oil Healthy Cooking
    Peanut oil contains vitamin E, which can help keep your heart healthy.

  • Sesame[1][2][3]
  • Healthy Oils Sesame
    Popular in Asian cuisine, sesame oil has lots of zinc and copper, minerals that help maintain strong and healthy bones.

  • Corn[2][3]
  • Cooking Oil Corn Healthy
    While it can take up almost 30% of your daily fat intake with just one tablespoon, corn oil has Vitamin E and polyunsaturated fats, which give you lots of Omega-3s and 6s.


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