Are Olive Oil Cooked Food Good For Your Child

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Are Olive Oil Cooked Food Good For Your Child?

Vandana Chawla, Nutrition Expert


Oct 23, 2018 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 00 PM

Hello mommy! How healthy to use olive oil for cooking baby foods? Do you faced this question very often? If not this exact question, do you want an answer to something like - why does cooking oil change from season to season? Or simply what's the most suitable cooking oil for my child? Read experts advice on using Olive Oil for your kids health benefits. 



Well, then queue up your questions for our Sr. Nutritionist, Vandana Chawla. The live chat will be held on 23rd Oct between 3pm - 4pm. REGISTER NOW and stay tuned!


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wich cooking oil is best for my toddler?

wich cooking oil is best for my toddler?

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Vandana Chawla
Hi Kriti, All cooking oils have their own advantages and disadvantages, hence we cannot pick out one oil and say that it is the BEST. So to get advantages from all, it is best to use a variety of oil. Another thing, that you need to consider is, the amount that that are using and the way you are using it. Firstly regarding the type of oil, you can go with olive oil, vegetable oil, flax seed oil or groundnut oil. Both Olive and groundnut oil are rich in monounsaturated fats which are healthy fats, but olive oil should be used in salads or in those recipes where very little cooking is involved. Groundnut oil can be used at high temperatures. Any of the vegetable oils or rice bran oil is also good in regular cooking. Lastly flax seed oil is rich in healthy fats, omega 3, but can be used only with salads and not for cooking. Regarding the amounts, make sure you use minimal amounts, the more you put, more harm it will cause. It will destroy the natural taste of food, it will add on to more calories and finally it will make your baby habituated of eating food with more oil, which in the long run is not good. Finally, cooking method, use oil for its beneficial properties, hence putting some in salads, or using it for light cooking is the best. Frying should be an occasional affair and avoid eating fried food from outside as its rich in unhealthy fats called Trans fats. 2018-10-23 15:10:56
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i guess each oil has its own merits and demerits. what should be done to tackle this?

i guess each oil has its own merits and demerits. what should be done to tackle this?

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Hi Ritesh, Yes, you are right each oil has its own merits and demerits. Hence we should not only consider, which type but also look into the amount that we are using and the cooking method involved. Firstly regarding the type of oil, you can go with olive oil, vegetable oil, flax seed oil or groundnut oil. Both Olive and groundnut oil are rich in monounsaturated fats which are healthy fats, but olive oil should be used in salads or in those recipes where very little cooking is involved. Groundnut oil can be used at high temperatures. Any of the vegetable oils or rice bran oil is also good in regular cooking. Lastly flax seed oil is rich in healthy fats, omega 3, great for brain development but can be used only with salads and not for cooking. Regarding the amounts, make sure you use minimal amounts, the more you put, more harm it will cause. It will destroy the natural taste of food, it will add on to more calories and finally it will make your baby habituated of eating food with more oil, which in the long run is not good. Finally, cooking method, use oil for its beneficial properties, hence putting some in salads, or using it for light cooking is the best. Frying should be an occasional affair and avoid eating fried food from outside as its rich in unhealthy fats called Trans fats.Also cooking at high temperatures or re-using the fried oil at home can result in the formation of this unhealthy fat. Hence high temperature cooking needs to be avoided. Remember, fats have many advantages , it helps in the formation of hormones, it helps in brain development, it helps in the absorption of aft soluble vitamins plus it gives cushioning to the vital organs. So best is to use it in a judicial way. 2018-10-23 15:17:51
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Hi, I would like to know what are the health benefits of using extra virgin olive oil vs the regula....

Hi, I would like to know what are the health benefits of using extra virgin olive oil vs the regular one?

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Vandana Chawla
Hi Rukhsaar, Extra virgin olive oil is the purest form of oil which has not gone through any kind of chemical processing or high temperature treatment. hence it is the healthiest form as in this oil maximum nutritive value is retained. The only negative aspect is that it cannot be used in high temperature cooking procedures as it gets spoiled or gives off taste and flavour. It can be used as a salad dressing to get its benefits. Olive oil in general is a great source of MUFA, Mono unsaturated fats which are healthy fats, but again healthy fats can become unhealthy if they are used in excess. 2018-10-23 15:47:57
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please suggest a good nutritional diet for a swimming student and to maintain good weight

please suggest a good nutritional diet for a swimming student and to maintain good weight

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Hi Raviraj, At this age your kid should be taking 2-3 cups of milk and 4-5 small meals. Make your kid’s diet rich in healthy carbs, proteins, B vitamins, iron and calcium. Healthy carbs and B vitamins will give him energy Health Drink; include foods like whole grain cereals, oats, daliya, ragi, jowar, bajra,breads, fruits and veggies. Proteins will help to build up his muscles and stamina, plus will satisfy his appetite for long time, so give egg (3-4) in a week, lean meat, dals, and beans, like, rajma, channa etc. Finally milk, yogurt and cheese/paneer will give him calcium, proteins and many other nutrients, which are vital for his growth and activity..try adding powdered nuts and seeds like walnuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds to milk, yogurt or cereals. finally, give him small meals, more of finger foods, but packed with nutrients. Since he is involved in sports, make sure that he is well hydrated at all times. This should be through water, milk, chaas, etc. Juices to be used in minimal and avoid using any of the sports or energy drinks as they re extremely harmful. 2018-10-23 15:58:27
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yes..this does pop in as a query very often while discussing food with my wife. very recently, she s....

yes..this does pop in as a query very often while discussing food with my wife. very recently, she switched to kacchi ghaani ka mustered oil saying that it's good for health during winters. but would really love to know what's best for Advait (3.5 yrs old).

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Vandana Chawla
Hi Vidyadhar, Mustard oil is rich in MUFA & PUFA, hence its a great choice plus it can be used in recipes where high temperature cooking is involved It goes well with certain recipes but Amy not taste good in other recipes. Hence I always advice to use a variety of oils as every oil has its own advantages.Equally important is how much you use on daily basis, how often you use frying as the cooking method. Groundnut oil, olive oil, vegetable oils like sunflower, rice bran oil all are good, if used minimally and at low temperatures. Olive oil cannot withstand high temperatures, hence best is to use it only in salads. Flax seed oil is another great oil which is rich in healthy fats, called Omega 3. Omega 3 fats are vital for brain development plus keep skin and eyes healthy. It is also at time known as brainy fat. But again this needs to be used only in salads and not for cooking. Hence each oil is good, but it all depends on how you use it. Make sure you use minimal amounts, the more you put, more harm it will cause. It will destroy the natural taste of food, it will add on to more calories and finally it will make your baby habituated of eating food with more oil, which in the long run is not good. Finally, cooking method, use oil for its beneficial properties, hence putting some in salads, or using it for light cooking is the best. Frying should be an occasional affair and avoid eating fried food from outside as its rich in unhealthy fats called Trans fats. Remember, fats have many advantages , it helps in the formation of hormones, it helps in brain development, it helps in the absorption of aft soluble vitamins plus it gives cushioning to the vital organs. So best is to use it in a judicial way. 2018-10-23 15:26:52
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Hello Vandana ji, My son is a little overweight. pls suggest which type of oil should i use for him....

Hello Vandana ji, My son is a little overweight. pls suggest which type of oil should i use for him. He is 5 yrs of age now and remains dull. I don't know what to do...I always make sure to keep ghee low in his chapatis but despite that he is gaining weight.

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Vandana Chawla
Hi Parul, Overweight need not be related to fats/oil alone. Yes fats have got some bad name but fats/oil perform some vital functions in the body. It helps in the formation of hormones, it helps in brain development, it helps in the absorption of aft soluble vitamins plus it gives cushioning to the vital organs. So best is to use it in a judicial way. Overweight at this age is related to many factors. Heredity is one of the major cause of overweight in kids. Also in addition to that, overfeeding the baby particularly the baby with a family history of obesity, the risk is very high. Starting solid feeds early that is before 6 months, adding sugar to baby food, offering junk foods like chocolates or sugar rich food from an early age all contribute to overweight in kids. Given below are the tips that will help you to inculcate healthy lifestyle in your kid.. Start with one or two of these habits each week: • Replace your child’s sugar-sweetened drinks, such as juice and soda, for water or low-fat or nonfat milk. • Make sure that your child eats a healthy breakfast. A morning meal with whole grains like ragi, oats, daliya and protein, like egg, home-made paneer will keep him feel full so he won’t overeat later in the day. • No use of refined grains like white bread etc. • Try not to eat at restaurants or fast food joints more than once a week. • Buy more fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks and fewer chips, cookies, and candy. If these high-calorie foods aren’t around, your kids can’t eat them.. • Keep a check on portion sizes. Large plates and glasses encourage eating more, so make them small. • Avoid adding sugar/honey/jaggery. • Give small frequent meals and nutreint dense meals. • Discourage your child from having sugary or high-fat foods like sweets, cakes, biscuits, some sugary cereals, and sugar-sweetened soft and fizzy drinks. These foods and drinks tend to be high in calories and low in nutrients. Lastly, keep him active, enrol him in any sports or another activity. This will help to Health Drink his confidence plus lose weight in healthy way. 2018-10-23 15:43:03
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Hello ma'am, Hamne kai baar logo ki kahte suna hai ki this oil is not heart–healthy, and looking fo....

Hello ma'am, Hamne kai baar logo ki kahte suna hai ki this oil is not heart–healthy, and looking forward to clarity on this here. Is it good from children's viewpoint though since they are more active and don't have heart-related issues comparatively?

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Vandana Chawla
Hi Shreya, Great Question, Shreya. Yes we always think of heart problems as a problem of old age. But that's not the case. The seeds of heart related problems are laid down during the childhood years if care is not taken. Care needs to be taken with respect to food, exercise and the habits that are formed at this age. Regarding food, make sure that baby eats healthy, home-made balanced food, food cooked in less oil, frying is occasional, sugar is avoided or used in minimal and more focus is on foods like whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, dals, vegetables and fruits. If baby grows with the habit of eating less oil his taste buds will appreciate the same food in later ages. Excessive and long term consumption of unhealthy fats like trans fats, can affect brain development. can affect heart functioning, can start getting deposited in blood vessels and slowly and gradually increase the risk of Heart diseases. It has been found in many studies that kids who are overweight, have already got high levels of bad fat in their body plus are already having High BP. So care has to be started right from the beginning. 2018-10-23 15:55:06

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