Do you cook your food in olive oil? Here’s the reason why you should probably stop…

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Pay attention to what you cook in…

Olive oil is usually hailed as a healthy product. That is still true in certain cases, but it turns out you shouldn’t be heating olive oil. That way, the oil will change and harmful substances are freed.

Most oils consist of polyunsaturated fats for the most part, which are very sensitive to light and heat. When you heat the oil, its chemical structure changes. This means that oxidation arises, which promotes free radicals to emerge. It all sounds very complicated, but it just means that certain unhealthy particles enter your body and attach themselves to healthy cells. Because of this, your cells aren’t able to do their jobs properly. This can have the following consequences:

  • High blood pressure
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Faster aging skin
  • Increased risk of cancer

Besides all of these scary things, oil also loses all of its good properties when it is heated. So, olive oil is healthy, until you heat it. We recommend using it in salads and other cold or tepid delicious meals, but leaving it aside when you’re cooking up a nice meal. Now, you might wonder: what should I cook with if I can’t use olive oil? The best oils to use in cooking are:

  • Butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee

Source: BeBio | Image used as illustration

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