Oil Smoke Points: Coconut Oil Cooking, Avocado Oil Cooking, & Olive Oil Cooking

Oil Smoke Points: Coconut Oil Cooking, Avocado Oil Cooking, & Olive Oil Cooking


today you’re going to learn the smoke
points of my three favorite healthy oils coconut avocado and olive Elisa here head chef at warriormade.com where we prioritize healthy eating to help you meet your body
transformation goals now if you landed on this video you’re probably curious
about what the heck a smoke point is and how to safely cook with certain oils
so you’ve come to the right place because today we’ll cover just these
things let’s go okay to start let’s quickly address what a smoke or burning
point is when it comes to oil simply put this is the temperature that the oil
starts to smoke and burn when you’re cooking with it and unfortunately once
the oil reaches this point it becomes toxic it produces what are called free
radicals which when inhaled or eaten can cause harm to your thriving living cells
and over time can even cause health issues like cancer obviously this isn’t
meant to scare you but why not equip yourself with the tools you need to stay
as healthy as possible right so to start adding to that toolbox here’s the first
simple tip when cooking with any oil lead with your eyes in your nose watch
and smell for smoke and if your oil does start smoking try not to breathe in the
fumes wait for things to cool down then find a safe way to empty your pan and
try again maybe this time at a lower heat now there’s a bit of a catch-22
here that I want to address you see the rule of thumb with oil is the more
refined they are the higher the smoke point which sounds great at first but
the more refined an oil is also means the more chemically processed it is for
example most vegetable oils are highly over processed and they’re definitely
something we stay away from in the Warrior Made kitchen instead we stick to
cooking with organic cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil avocado oil and coconut
oil you know treat it with a little love because as we all know we are what we
eat so let’s go for less of those chemicals and free radicals and more of
the foods that have been treated with real care
so that’s step one grab the healthiest oils you can step two is understanding
how to cook with each oil so that you can avoid hitting that smoke point the
great thing about any of these oils is that you can eat them cold and in their
natural state if they do get too hot they will lose some of their nutrient
properties which is another reason to be careful when you cook with them and now
really quick the smoke points for extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil is
about 350 degrees Fahrenheit so be careful when you cook with those at high
heat you should really only be cooking with
those at medium to low heat actually coconut oil is great for baking as the
smoking point isn’t an issue and I tend to use my olive oil more for cold
dressings rather than cooking with it now here’s where avocado oil swoops in
since olive oil and coconut oil are a little trickier to cook with on the
stove avocado oil is a great alternative I personally love cooking with avocado
oil because even the less refined oils can reach a smoke point of about five
hundred and twenty degrees so I don’t have to worry about those toxins or free
radicals creeping in okay congratulate yourself on taking the time to learn
some important info on staying vital and healthy I put a link to another video
we’ve done about why coconut olive and avocado oils are healthier than veggie
oils so feel free to click the link below to check it out
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the oils we talked about today or about their smoke points and as always if you
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