Why are vegetable oils bad?

Chef's answer
The unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, when they're heated, tend to oxidize. In this form, they're more dangerous to body tissues and can trigger inflammation, a known risk factor for making blood-vessel plaques unstable enough to cause a heart attack.12 Apr 2016
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Typically, the best practice when cooking frozen vegetables is to not defrost first. Frozen vegetables shouldn't be defrosted because they can lose their crunchy texture. ... The bottom line: DON'T defrost frozen vegetables before you prepare them and add them to your meals.2 Apr 2019
Moist heat methods of cooking, such as microwaving and boiling, have a reputation for turning frozen veggies into a soggy mess, which is why experts recommend sauteing, frying or roasting them instead. "The longer the vegetables are exposed to heat and water, the lower the quality," Shepherd said.16 Aug 2019
Vegetables. Remove frozen corn kernels, peas, or spinach from their package. Place in a colander or strainer, run cool water over vegetables until thawed, and drain (squeeze water from spinach). Or place package in a resealable plastic bag, and submerge in cold water until thawed.13 Feb 2011
In this blog, we discuss a list of vegetables that should never be consumed raw.
  • Potatoes. Uncooked potatoes not only taste bad but can also lead to digestive problems. ...
  • Cruciferous Vegetables. ...
  • Red Kidney Beans. ...
  • Mushrooms. ...
  • Eggplant. ...
  • French Beans.
One word: Cyanide. This root vegetable, a staple of South American cuisine, is packed with vitamins and minerals. But it's also hiding a sneaky, potentially lethal ingredient. The leaves and roots of raw cassava contain cyanogenic glycosides, chemicals that release cyanide when eaten.9 Nov 2020
Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.)20 Mar 2019
Air fryers require less oil than traditionally frying foods, making them generally healthier than their oil-immersed counterparts. ... "Fats and oils are more calorie dense than protein or carbs, so calories can add up quickly when frying foods," Webster says.12 Apr 2019
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