A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe where I mentioned olive oil as one of the ingredients. A friend of mine who knows a lot about health sent me a message complimenting me on the recipe but at the same time she told me to never cook with olive oil because it becomes carcinogenic when it comes in contact with high heat. After doing my own research, I was shocked by what I found out. Olive oil is the only cooking oil that my husband and I cook with. So with a few days of research here is what I came up with.
Coconut oil has nutrients like vitamin E, K and iron that are retained at high temperatures. Good for baking and frying. Doesn’t smoke or turn brown easily. Store in a cool, dark place.
Flax Seed Oils
Flax seed oil is full of essential omega-3 fatty acids. You can use it unheated in shakes, salad dressing, cereals or on toast.
Ghee is a butter that is free of impurities and cholesterol. However, use sparingly if you are trying to lose weight. It is also very calming to the nervous system. Use for baking and frying. It will not smoke and turn brown as easily as regular butter. No refrigeration needed. Keep in a cool, dark place.
This oil maintains its healthy properties known to fight cancers and lower cholesterol at high temperatures.
Just like flax seed oil, hemp oil is full of the essential omega-3 fatty acids and should be used unheated.
Olive oil is known to lower the risk of heart disease and everyone should have it as part of their diet. It should be used for salads or sauces. By heating virgin olive oil to over 200 to 250 degrees, you are running the risk of creating an oxidized oil that can do your body more harm than good.
Sesame oil is a bit more expensive, but you only need to use a little for a lot of flavor It also has a lowering effect on blood pressure.