July 20, 2024

What kind of oil do you use for frying?

Contrary to popular belief, not all cooking oils are the same or should be used for frying.

As a matter of fact, some of them, when overheated, can become extremely toxic for your body.

According to plenty of scientific research, a few cooking oils marketed as healthy and safe can cause horrible side effects like clogging up your arteries, increased risk of cancer, etc.

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Here are the top 4 most dangerous cooking oils:

Cottonseed Oil

This type of oil can be usually found in products like:

  • margarine
  • bread
  • cereals

I highly recommend you avoid them and anything that contains cottonseed oil because it contains high amounts of phytoestrogens that harm the liver, the male reproductive system, and disrupt hormones.

Canola Oil

The plant from which this oil is made comes from the canola plant, which is 100% genetically engineered.

However, that's not the point that should worry you the most.

It's the pesticides that they use during harvest.

Consuming pesticides leads to high cancer risk, childhood ADHD, obesity, and insulin resistance.

Soybean Oil

You might also know this oil by the name of “vegetable oil.”

No one ever thought that soybean oil could pose any threat to our health until it was discovered that it contains high amounts of linoleic acid.

This compound, if consumed in excess, can promote tumor growth in the breast and colon.

Sunflower Oil 

This oil is very similar to the soybean oil since they both contain high amounts of linoleic acid.

And as you read before, consuming it in large quantities triggers tumor growth.

To protect yourself against these horrible side effects, you should start using these healthy cooking oils instead:

  • coconut oil
  • flaxseed oil
  • olive oil

They are safe for frying and also have health benefits of their own, which you will soon start enjoying, like a stronger heart and better digestion.

Were you aware of the side effects of certain oils?

Please let me know your thoughts about this topic, and don't hesitate to ask me any questions that you might have.