Olive oil is great for health, but not for cooking. It is unstable with a low smoke point, which makes it rancid after a certain temperature, rendering its health benefits useless. Due to its chemical structure and large amount of unsaturated fats, cooking makes olive oil very susceptible to oxidative damage. So, skip it for cooking and use it on salads and dips.
Olive oil is a staple in the highly revered Mediterranean Diet, a theory that I personally identify with well. A Mediterranean way of eating is a diet that is rich in monounsaturated fats, also known as, the ‘good fats’. Olive oil packs plenty of punch with a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, phyto-nutrients, and antioxidants.
Monounsaturated Fats Like In Olive Oil Have Been Shown To
- Reduce inflammation
- Protect against heart disease
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Aid in weight loss
- Decrease blood pressure
- Protect against breast cancer
- Lessen oxidative stress
Overall it’s great for health, but not for cooking. Unfortunately, olive oil is an unstable oil with a low smoke point, which means it turns rancid after reaching a certain temperature, rendering its health benefits useless. According to Dr. Mercola, “Due to its chemical structure and a large amount of unsaturated fats, cooking makes olive oil very susceptible to oxidative damage.”
Have you ever noticed olive oil burn in the pan if the heat is too high? This is the oil turning rancid right in front of your eyes. Not only will its health benefits diminish, it can actually cause harm. Instead, choose an oil like coconut oil, which is very heat stable with a high smoke point, perfect for most cooking, baking, and roasting needs.
So skip the olive oil for cooking, instead save it for salads, dressings, and dips.
What Do You Think? Will This Change How You Use Olive Oil?
As for me will use/eat wat I can afford, the rest, wateverrrrr.!! Now they say this is good n then thay say its bad.!!! Boy.!!\U0001f625\U0001f625\U0001f625
Thats right. I am from Greece and we eat only olive oil. We live 77 and more years old and we have 48% less cancer than all the countries of the world.
I call bs, seeings as countrys the grow olive oil have higher life expectancies from using it more an cooking with it more.
All my friends who think olive oil is healthy for cooking please read this ..... And it's a complete no for Indian food cooking....
So should we be cooking with Coconut oil...it comes in solid form like lard which is so good and unhealthy
I have been saying this for a while. You have to cook at very low temperatures on order for the olive oil to remain healthy which is very difficult to do.