Harmful effects of reheating cooking oil

July 23, 2020


Have you ever thought how many times you reheat the leftover cooking oil that remains in the pan after frying your favorite food?

Well! Before we go further let us tell you that reheating edible oil is not just an unhealthy practice but can also cause life-threatening risks. Since it is one of the most ignored things around which includes harmful effects on health, raising awareness on reusing cooking oil among consumers becomes extremely important.

Most people are probably unaware that reusing the same oil, again and again, causes great harm to their health.

Here’re the top health risks of reheating cooking oil that you should be aware of!


Leads Oil to become more Carcinogenic

Everything which is carcinogenic in nature causes cancer. Intense research shows how aldehydes (toxic) get produced when we reheat oil.


Increases Free Radicals in the Body

Consuming food fried in reheated cooking oil can also increase free radicals in the body, which can cause inflammation, which further leads to many serious issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. This also lowers your immunity power and makes you feel tired and weak all day.


Causes Acidity

Food cooked in preheated oil is also a big culprit behind the acidity that troubles you every day and night. So if you’re facing acidity more than usual, stop eating that roadside junk food that is often fried in reheated oil


Unhealthy Throat

Does your throat often remain disturbed? If yes, a major reason behind this could be your habit of cooking food in reheated oil. Using the same reheated oil, again and again, leads to producing some unhealthy and risky elements in the food which affect your throat and you start feeling sensation and uneasiness in your throat.


Increases LDL cholesterol

Most of you might not be aware of the fact but reheated oil also increases the level of LDL cholesterol or the bad cholesterol in the body. People with LDL cholesterol often suffer from life-threatening diseases like heart attack, stroke, and chest pain. So it is advisable to avoid reusing the same oil again and again to avoid any of these diseases.

This is not it; reusing the same oil can cause several other issues as well such as obesity, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, etc.

From Vanaspati to Soybean oil, there’s a variety of edible oils available in the market. While Mustard oil is believed as the most reliable edible oil in the country, Sunflower oil, Rice bran oil, Vegetable oil, Palm oil, etc. Each one of them has its share of benefits. Well! No matter which oil do you use, make sure that you don’t reheat the same oil again and again.

Eat healthy and tasty but don’t forget to avoid reusing the oil. You might think about how to reduce the usage of reheated edible oil? Let us tell you, it is very simple. All you need is to be a little more careful about the food you’re eating. Of course, fried food is loved by everyone but you can at least take some precautions by bringing in small changes in your habits. For example, you can switch to home-cooked food instead of those roadside junks or even while cooking at home, try to pour less oil in one go so that you don’t have to reuse it.


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