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How much OIL is too much oil?

Posted on April 20 2022

How much OIL is too much oil? | Roshni Sanghvi

How much oil can I have per day.

Simple answer: None. You do not need any. But read on to see where you can cut down on oils.

If you heat an oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals.

Oils are jam-packed with calories without much nutrient value. The below image should give you an idea.

Oils slow blood flow, depress the immune system, stack up inside arteries, damage blood vessels and contribute to insulin resistance.

Oil also causes our red blood cells to clump up, which limits their ability to absorb and deliver oxygen to our cells and slows blood flow.

Finally, according to the National Institutes of Health, oil suppresses our immune system, which makes us vulnerable to infections and impairs our bodies’ ability to stop the growth of cancer cells.

Think about the water pipes in your house. Water flows freely through the pipes and out of your faucets. Now what happens if we pour oil into the water supply? The thick, viscous oil would clog the pipe, slowing the flow to a crawl.

Water pipes are just like blood vessels – blood should flow freely, like water, but adding oils to our diet clogs our pipes. Keep in mind that your blood not only delivers nutrients throughout your body, it also supplies your cells with oxygen.

SOLUTION: Explore oil-free cooking and limit your oil consumption to when you eat out. No need to cut oil completely from your diet, but simple changes made around the kitchen will help.

  • Try smoothies and fruit bowls for breakfast.

  • Try steaming and pressure cooking instead of deep-frying.

  • Stir fry veggies with soy sauce and vinegar directly instead of oils.

  • Put a cut-off to the purchase of oils at home. Eg: No more than 1 liter of oil per month.

  • Stir fry with water (youtube for recipes!). Trust me, this does not compromise the taste and is a game-changer.

  • Choose oil-free salad dressings.

If you are reading this, don’t scroll anymore till you have decided to pick one of the changes from above and promise to implement it.

Hope this helps!

Loving you always,

Roshni Sanghvi.

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