I don’t know if I’ve posted about this before, but since the summer, I have switched over to cooking everything with grapeseed oil. I started out with olive oil a year ago, and I really couldn’t stand the taste. At first I thought it was because of the brand I bought, but I tried a whole spectrum of them, and I still could not stand the taste, yet I wanted all the health benefits!
Around the same time, my dad had just bought some grapeseed oil because it was on sale, so I decided to look into the real details not mentioned on the label. Turns out that grapeseed oil are olive oil are virtually identical in nutrition. Grapeseed oil even has more vitamin E and it is normally cheaper than olive oil. And most importantly to me, grapeseed oil has a neutral taste (meaning no taste at all pretty much).
It has also been found in a study done in 1993 that grapeseed oil also increases your HDL (the “good cholesterol”) levels and reduced LDL (the “bad cholesterol” that contributes to atherosclerosis, which is plaque build up in the arteries). Grapeseed oil also inhibits adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 triglyceride storage in them, meaning that it inhibits the generation of adipocytes (which are essentially the “fat cells”) and the storage of fat (stored in the body as triglycerides) in them.
There is so much hype about olive oil, and don’t get me wrong, it is healthy for you, I agree, but other healthy oils are also overlooked! So if had the same problem as me, and just use olive oil for its health benefits, but you don’t like the taste, I urge you to go and get a bottle of grapeseed oil to try it out!
That this weekend, for the past 2 days, we have spent time together sitting on the bed watching tv, and talking. Talking about everything. And even after being together for four years, I’m still learning so much about you. And I feel like I can finally share more of me with you. It’s been hard for me, I know I keep myself closed off, but I feel like we are still getting closer, if thats even possible.
I just want to write this because I want to remember that I have never felt this way about anyone. And I want to remember this moment. In this moment, I am content with everything in its place - even if my life is all over the place, and time is passing by as decisions are not being made about it, I am so content with all of it. With us.