Heating and reusing oil is a very common unhealthy practice. Oil is re-heated and reused to avoid waste and for economic purposes. Most when you cook with oil, you transfer the rest of the food to use again. This is very dangerous for your health. Mostly heated oil is used in cooking homes and in street food.
Below are 7 health risks associated with eating oil that has been heated and reused several times:
1. High cholesterol
Heating fried oil Increases the number of LDL cholesterol contained. Lipoprotein low density is also known as bad cholesterol. LDL cholesterol forms plaques that block your arteries and prevent free blood flow to your heart and other vital organs.
2. Heart disease
Increasing cholesterol levels will result in heart failure and other heart disease. Consuming reheated oil is very bad for your cardiovascular health.
Heating oil causes it to be carcinogenic. Carcinogenic substances are one that has the nature of cancer. Consuming such oil will put you at a greater risk of cancer. This carcinogenic property is a result of the toxic elements produced when you constantly heat back and reuse oil.
Reheating oil also increases the free radicals contained in oil. When consumed, radicals are free to enter the body and cause inflammation. Inflammation places you at risk of cancer and other critical health conditions.
Heated oil can cause acidity resulting in burning sensation in your throat and stomach. Acidity can cause unpleasant symptoms that make you feel uncomfortable. The most common symptoms are pain due to your stomach into your stomach.
5. Skin problems
Reusing your oil can cause skin problems and accelerate the aging process. Cooking with old oils several times can cause wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, and cause the skin to lose their elasticity.
6. Food poisoning
Often after oil is used, it’s not stored properly. This creates a friendly environment for bacteria to breed. Clostridium is a bacterium that produces harmful poisons that cause food poisoning.
Eating foods that have been cooked in heated oil causes weight gain and obesity. Healthy weight is very important for the life of free diabetes. Unhealthy weight puts you at a greater risk of diabetes.
You don’t have to throw your oil after using it once. Instead do the followings:
1. If it’s sticky and oily oil throws it away
2. If the oil smokes or heats it quickly, it is not safe to use
3. Avoid eating fried food from a roadside restaurant
4. Use a little oil when cooking