If you want what is best for your overall health, listen to experts recommendations and fry foods in coconut or extra virgin oil instead to vegetable oils.
They even claim that using lard or butter poses fewer health risks than frying foods in safflower or corn oils.
You should eliminate vegetable oils because when they are heated at intense temperatures, they release toxic compounds know as aldehydes. These toxic compounds are associated with many illnesses like dementia, heart disease, and even cancer.
Cooking And Aldehydes
Aldehydes are created and emitted during deep frying at extreme temperatures.
The Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Dayton conducted a study which showed that aldehydes are released when canola, olive, and extra virgin olive oil are heated at temperatures higher than 350°F.
One professor of bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology, Martin Grootveld said that his research showed “typical meal of fish and chips”, fried in vegetable oil, contained as much as 100 to 200 times more toxic aldehydes than the safe daily limit set by the World Health Organisation.
The average recipe for deep frying calls for temperatures between 320°F and 375°F…
The Best Oils To Use
According to one experiment, coconut oil produced the lowest levels of aldehydes. On the other hand, safflower oil and corn oil produced 3 times more aldehydes than butter.
What You Should Do Instead…
People in the past were told to use vegetable oils instead of animal fats due to their cholesterol clogging effects.
However, this is only true of vegetable oils in their natural states and not when they are heated at high temperatures. There were many in-depth studies and analyses for this matter.
When people heat these vegetable oils, the oils undergo chemical changes which can lead to cardiac disorders, carcinoma and negatively affect your cognitive abilities when ingested.
If high temperatures are required, you should use animal fat such as butter or ghee instead of vegetable oils.
And use coconut or olive oil for recipes that don’t require extreme heat. But most importantly, eliminate most, if not all, fried foods from your diet.