THE PROCESS OF REFINED OIL VS. OLIVE OIL
Refined oils are often extracted from plants using harsh chemical solvents. These are then purified and chemically altered to make them edible. The oils are extracted with hexane before being treated with acid, or purified with alkali, and bleached. They are often then neutralized prior to being filtered and deodorized to make them stable and palatable.
The high temperatures applied during the refining process remove all the valuable and natural elements from them. Instead, it increases the amount of trans fats which are known to increase bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and reduces beneficial HDL cholesterol.
Unlike refined oils, however, high-quality olive oil is extracted from the fruit by physical means rather than chemical means, and includes no chemical compounds. The fresh olives are crushed in a mill and made into an olive paste before being softened and kneaded to develop their flavor. A centrifuge then separates the liquids from the solids and the fresh olive oil can be bottled and enjoyed. The process of making olive oil is much cleaner, healthier, and natural than the process of any refined oil!
WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID REFINED COOKING OILS
The process of synthesizing refined oils makes them far less healthy than olive oil. Recent studies have shown that cooking with high-quality, 100% extra virgin olive oil is much more stable and beneficial than any refined oil. Avoiding refined oils will ensure that you are consuming only the best, most delicious nutrients to keep you happy and healthy.
McEvoy Ranch offers a selection of Extra Virgin and Agrumato Method Olive Oils to ensure that you have access to the best early-harvest olive oil possible. Take responsibility for your health by using only the finest ingredients to keep you and your family as healthy as possible.
Refined oils include: Canola, Coconut, Corn, Cotton Seed, Grapeseed, Lard, Palm, Safflower, Sunflower and Vegetable oils. Many of these, unlike extra virgin olive oil, contain trans fats or other harmful and inflammatory compounds. To learn why these oils are so much more damaging to your body than olive oil, the refining process must be examined.