A major side effect of cooking with olive oil

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By WalterThornton

Let’s start by saying that olive oil is extremely healthy for you. Olive oil, unlike other cooking oils, is high in monounsaturated fat. This type of dietary fat has been shown to increase HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol. There are many health benefits to using olive oil to cook, including a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, olive oil is still considered a fatty food. The one side effect of cooking too many fatty foods is weight gain.

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Let’s start with the calories. Let’s be honest, how many times have we made dinner, such as a stir-fry or pasta dish, and then just drizzled olive oil into the pan without measuring? Although olive oil bottles make cooking easy, it’s possible to over-cook your meal if you don’t pay attention to how much oil you use.

A tablespoon of olive oil is equivalent to approximately 120 calories. This includes regular and extra-virgin. The amount of oil used to cook large stir-fries or fry up chicken breasts will impact the calories.

Olive oil can be a great choice for your body, remember all the health benefits! However, if you don’t watch how much olive oil and other healthy fats you eat, you can easily gain weight or reverse any weight loss efforts that you might have made.

A simple way to portion olive oil
A spray bottle is one of the best tricks I have learned from registered dietitians about cooking with olive oils. You can reduce the oil consumption by spraying olive oil on your meats and vegetables.

Spray olive oil bottles can be purchased at your local grocery store. However, if you are looking to reduce waste in the kitchen, you may want to keep a reusable spray-oil bottle on hand.

Some recipes will tell you to add olive oils to a saucepan. That’s fine! Instead of pouring oil into a pan, use measuring spoons to measure out how much olive oil you need. This way, you can still enjoy your tasty meal without the sneakily added calories.