COOKING OILS DECLASSIFIED
ARE YOU USING EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WRONG?
Not all cooking oils are created equal. Some cooking oils have distinct flavors, while others are suited for high temperatures. Every oil is unique. Here are six common oils and their best uses.
withstand temps up to about 460 degrees. In many cases, you can use it in place of other cooking oils — just be sure you’re using plain olive oil and not EVOO.
soybean, canola (rapeseed), and palm oils, making it the most inexpensive cooking oil.
Great for high-heat cooking, frying, and deep- frying, peanut oil has a neutral flavor, so you can easily use it in just about any dish that needs a cooking oil. It’s also a more heart- healthy option than canola and vegetable oils.
EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Better for baking than cooking, coconut oil is generally solid at room temperature. It can be used for some cooking, but like EVOO it doesn’t play well with high temperatures. Keep it at 350 degrees or below and use it as a butter substitute.
An often misused oil, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) should not be used for cooking or frying. It’s simply too delicate and cannot withstand high temperatures, which can damage the flavor, ruining dishes. Instead, use it as a finishing oil — drizzle it over pasta, salad, or bread.
When you need an oil to withstand high temps, this is your oil. It has a smoke point of 510 degrees, making it perfect for grilling and stir-frying. What makes avocado oil particularly unique is it can also be used as a finishing oil, like EVOO. It’s light yet resilient.
CANOLA OIL/VEGETABLE OIL
A good option for high-heat cooking, baking, and frying, these utilitarian oils are completely neutral in flavor, but they’re not heart-healthy. Vegetable oil is a generic mix of oils, including
Unlike EVOO, standard olive oil can be used for cooking and frying. It can
2 HINDRANCES TOYOUR RECOVERY PLAN PHYSICAL THERAPY CONTINUES BEYOND OUR WALLS
While physical therapy happens in our clinic, recovery continues after a patient walks out the door. We strive to help people get back to peak physical condition, but the truth is that any progress at Campus Commons is for naught without your help. A good physical therapist will push you to new heights, but there are often ways all of that progress can be undone.
the mind, promote blood flow, and are within the confines of your limitation.
If you broke your arm, odds are that you wouldn’t be out playing football the next day, right? Many patients see their injuries but don’t fully understand what their body is capable of. While not every trauma is as simple to understand as a broken bone, they all come with limitations. It’s important to understand what your body is capable of and how to give it proper recovery time. To find out more about how you can help your therapy after you leave the clinic, reach out to us. Healing starts in our clinic, but there are more hours in the day than just your session, and we want to help.
There’s nothing more frustrating than an injury, and it often leads to emotional distress. Burdens like these often lead to impatience and result in decisions that cause even more significant problems. When the emotions associated with injury weigh you down, it’s important to find activities that promote a healthy mental state. For some, this is the biggest challenge of all because the action that caused the injury is, in fact, stress-relieving for them, such as running, hiking, or sports. In these cases, it’s crucial to explore new ventures that can engage
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