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25 January 2012

Frying with olive oil OK for heart

Researchers in Spain have some good news for people who enjoy eating fried food: cooking with olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death.

Researchers in Spain have some good news for people who enjoy eating fried food: cooking with olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death.

The study authors pointed out that because their research was conducted in Spain, where olive and sunflower oil are used for cooking, the findings may not apply in other countries where other types of oil are more commonly used. For example, when food is fried in solid and re-used oils (as in the Western diet), it absorbs the fat of the oils, which increases the kilojoules of the food.

 
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