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7/31/13 1:39 P

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Our bodies need good healthy oils. Olive oil, flaxseed oil, safflower oil.... Just a little. but most of the time we are eating unhealthy oils that are not helping us at all.



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7/31/13 1:23 P

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As soon as any food gets popular and "mainstream-recommended-for-good-health" enough, someone will get motivated to do a study on it and find out why it is actually terrible for us. See: meat, wheat, corn, rice, soy, dairy, eggs, etc etc etc. (Obviously some of these -- primarily eggs -- have been known as "bad" for us for so long that the motivation tipped the other way and now the studies say they're great!. Argh.) Olive oil was the big "super healthy!" thing for a while, so now of course everyone wants to find a way to say it's terrible.

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Anybody else use grapeseed oil?
www.homecookingadventure.com/articles/grap
e-seed-oil-benefits


I've been hearing rumors of "issues" with olive oil and the claims that most sold in the US is rancid and NOT healthy???
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7/30/13 10:54 A

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I cook meat with my veggies and oil, so I get all 3 of the macros in each dish.

I use 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and add 3/4 cup of water, and let it simmer. If you just use olive oil, and stir fry it, then you may get a funny taste if you cook it on high. Other oils may be better to cook with.

Another option is to steam the vegetables, and then spritz on a little oil, and add seasoning, which stick to the oil. You get crisp veggies, with a bit of healthy fat, and if you sprinkle on some low sodium seasoning, it will be tasty, AND healthy.

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As others have said, oil is fat and is calorie dense food; a small amount has a lot of calories. Your body needs healthy fats to be, well, healthy. Certain vitamins like D are fat soluble, meaning they require fat to break down and enter your body to work. (Skim milk that has Vitamin D added always makes me chuckle.)

So yes, you can cook your vegetables in oil but measure it and make sure you track it.





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7/29/13 8:01 P

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this reminds me I have asparagus to roast. small amount of olive oil makes it really yummy


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Oil is awesome. As someone who does not get a lot of fat in her diet besides cooking oil and eggs, I would not even say that trying to minimize frying oil is necessarily a good idea. If you are counting/tracking calories then obviously you need to figure out how to record accurately how much you are using -- but beyond that? It all depends on what else you are eating. Fat in the appropriate amounts is good for you. Too little fat is not good for you.

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You need fat in your diet and oil can provide that, just br careful with the amount you are consuming.

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Olive Oil may be high in calories however extra virgin olive oil is high in polyphenols, the monounsaturated fats help lower bad cholesterol and the Oleic acid in it keeps arteries supple and helps prevent cancer....and may help to lower blood pressure. It also lubricates our joints and is good for the colon.

Be mindful that it is 100 calories per tablespoon, or get a spray like Pam Olive Oil spray or similar.

If you want to cut calories try frying your veggies in Chicken or beef broth...it gives veggies a nice flavor....

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I use Rice Bran Oil in preference to Olive Oil for when I am frying - it has a much higher smoking point, and the Rice Bran is a healthy oil, too, just like Olive Oil. I only use a spray of oil, tho'!

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Certain oils (such as coconut or sesame) are better for cooking than others. Oils have a certain smoke point at which they become rancid. I believe pure organic lard is also ok. I would read up on it if you are planning to cook/fry a lot with oil and fats.

ETA: Hope this helps.
www.cookingforengineers.com/article/50/Smo
ke-Points-of-Various-Fats


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7/28/13 7:01 P

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oil is a fat and fat is a concentrated source of calories. So those calories can take low-calorie, healthy veggies and turn them into a calorie disaster.

If you are going to use fat to sauté or fry veggies be sure to record it in your nutrition tracker. Use as little as possible.

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