COOKING WITH OILS
Smoking point: Cooking with the right oils! Principles of Naturopathic
styles of cooking. Too high temperatures. • First, to do no harm
often, I hear of people stir These compounds are • To treat the causes of
frying their meats or also sent up into the disease
vegetables at high heat. smoke which many
Olive oil is definitely not cooks inhale. • To teach the principles of
meant to be used that healthy living and preven-
way, especially the extra The next time you see tative medicine
virgin variety. smoke arising from your • To support the healing
heated oil, it is power of the body
With all the good bene- The “smoke point” of an best to stop cooking
fits of olive oil, more and oil is the temperature at and toss out the oil. • To heal the whole person
more people have which the oil begins to Few people seem will- through individualized
adopted this oil as their decompose. This leads ing to do that so the treatment.
main cooking oil. That is to a loss of nutritional best advice I can give is
good news as there are integrity and the creation to take precaution and
numerous studies sup- of free radicals, which cook at a lower heat. Be
porting its health bene- cause damage to our mindful of the smoking Inside this issue:
fits. See the next article cells and DNA. Antioxi- point of different oils.
for more details. dants from fruits & vege- SMOKING POINT 1
tables as well as from On the next page, I
However, few people herbs & spices can ne- have provided a break-
understand the concept gate these free radicals. down of the different BENEFITS OF OLIVE 1
of smoking point and cooking oils for you. OIL
which oils they should In addition, carcinogenic Keep this on your
be using with different compounds are formed refrigerator for easy
when oils are heated at reference. STORING OLIVE OIL 1
COMPARING OILS 2
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Buying & Storing Olive Oil
Here are some of the benefits associated with
consuming olive oil in place of other oils/fats: • Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Purchase oils in a dark container or tinted glass bottle
• Protective against heart disease, diabetes, • Store away from light & heat
atherosclerosis & colon cancer • Best used with 12 months because it’s beneficial
• It increases HDL (good cholesterol) while health properties drops off dramatically afterwards.
controlling LDL (bad cholesterol) So buy only as much olive oil as you will use for the
• Can lower blood pressure next 3 - 4 months.
• Rich supply of polyphenols (antioxidants) • Buy from a grocery store with a high turnover
• Anti-inflammatory effects
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