Weight loss is not about any one item of food, but more about how your body utilizes the food provided to it for all its various functions.

Eating healthy food, exercising regularly, or even walking for at least 30 minutes daily can help you lose weight. But do you know paying attention to the oil you use for cooking also counts? It plays a crucial role in your weight loss goals.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, switching from a diet high in saturated fat to one high in mono-unsaturated fat may help you weight even if you don’t eat fewer calories.


Olive oil is the best ally you can have if you want to take off those extra kilos. It is enriched with healthy fats and is known to prevent cardiovascular ailments and cancer.

Coconut oil, especially virgin coconut oil, is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that as part of a healthy, calorie-balanced diet can reduce body fat.

Peanut oil contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps in weight loss by suppressing the appetite.

According to Nutritionist & Physiologist, Ritesh Bawri, “The best cooking oil for weight loss is ghee or olive oil. Both have a high smoking point (the temperature at which it smokes) which makes them ideal for cooking.”

As oils are fats, no one oil can magically make you lose weight, however, there are oils that you can use while on a healthy eating plan to cook with that are better than others.