Although many people consider that any oil can be used for preparing cooked meals, it is not true.
For example olive oil, even though have numerous health benefits, it is not recommended for cooking. Actually is recommended just for unheated recipes and salad dressings.
This is the explanation:
Olive Oil Has a Very Low Smoke Point
Smoke point refers to the temperature at which an oil starts to burn and smoke. If your oil gets heated above its smoke point, than you should not use it for cooking and expose it to heat. It will change its taste and turn it into unhealthy food. The heating process will cause the oil to lose its antioxidants and release toxic compounds in the form of smoke. Also, it will lead to formation of carcinogenic free radicals.
Why Coconut Oil is a Better Choice
Coconut oil is definitely the healthiest choice of all oils that you can use for cooking. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which are immediately turned into energy when consumed.
Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fats and lauric acid. You must always buy organic, cold-pressed coconut oil.
It does not go rancid after heating, which is not the case with olive oil.
If you are not fan of coconut oil, or you are allergic to it, use grapeseed oil as a substitute.
8 Reasons I`m a Coconut Addict:
My squeeze is also cholesterol free
Improves thyroid health
Aids in weight-loss by speeding up the metabolism
Lauric acid prevents cancer
Lauric acid in coconut oil boost the immune system and protects from diseases
It`s antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties helps fight infection and the flu
It`s antifungal properties have been shown to reduce candida and yeast in the body
Increases your bone strength and aids in mineral absorption
Dr. Joseph Mercola says: ″Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease? ″