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Warning Olive Oil Good for Health but Not for Cooking

I am an LPN Nurse and recuperating from being very sick, this is how I ate myself back to health. This article continues telling the story of my research into a different kind of nutrition.

By Joan McDaniel          

Researchers concluded that olive oil is a major contributing factor to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. While olive oil can and should be a healthy part of your diet, what most people do not appreciate is that olive oil should not be used to cook with. It should be used cold or applied to a dish after it has been cooked.  Olive oil is primarily a monounsaturated fat which when heated can easily break-down and become perishable with oxidative damage and then forms free-radicals. As it turns out, extra-virgin olive oil contains chlorophyll that accelerated decomposition and makes the oil go rancid rather quickly. So if you plan on using a fat to cook with, your clear choice is coconut oil or butter. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which is a proven antiviral and immune system builder.

So in evaluating plant oils for cooking, it should be clear that oils that contain a high percentage of saturated fatty acids are more stable than those that contain a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids. When exposed to heat and light during processing, storage, and use, oils that contain a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids tend to contain more free radicals than oils that contain mainly saturated and/or monounsaturated fatty acids.

I have found that I can add olive oil after I have cooked the food.  I also found that if I mix olive oil with coconut oil, coconut oil stays liquid.  As long as you don’t heat the olive oil it is very good for you.

Read more at

http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/06/27/is-your-cooking-oil-healthy/

 

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Joan McDaniel November 27, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Well if it is Corn oil, then why not call it corn oil? Corn oil is polyunsaturated, oil. Canola is monounsaturated oil. During my research, I never found Canola oil ever identified as Corn oil. Give me a link to follow for this new information. Thank You
MC November 27, 2012 at 02:27 PM
This article is spot on. Don't listen to the saturated fat myths!
Glen K Dunbar November 27, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I am glad I know this now. I used Olive Oil to do simple sautees. I like the added flavor I guess. Where do we find Coconut Oil for coooking What about peanut oil? For deep frying I would use the Crisco if I were to do it. I am not able to eat that fatty food as much now. Being old stinks !!!
Joan McDaniel November 27, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Crisco oil is hydrogenated vegetable oil or Trans Fat. It is not healthy. I have not looked into peanut oil for it is very expensive. You need your saturated fats. Without fats your body can not digest fat-soluble vitamins. Read the following article Eat a Good Salad Lately? http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/07/20/eat-a-good-salad-lately/
Joan McDaniel November 27, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I found coconut oil in a Asian Food store initially. I now order it on-line. I recently got it from Amazon at a great buy. You have to look around. The price charged varies a lot but you can find it 16oz. for no more than $7.50.

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