How to Cook Without Oil (and Never EVER Miss It!)

Rosane Oliveira

What has 120 calories per tablespoon and is 100% fat?

Here’s a hint: it has no fiber, no water and little-to-no nutritional value.

Yet it’s in everything and most people can’t even think about cooking without it.

You probably guessed that it’s oil.

One other thing about oil; it is highly processed.

Have a look at all the steps it takes to make canola oil and see if you would call it “food” at the end of the process.

Did you know that oil consumption decreases endothelial function? In layperson’s language, this means that oil constricts the blood flow by 32% after a meal, injures the endothelial cells (the cells that line the interior walls of blood vessels) and triggers plaque build-up (atherosclerosis).

Scary stuff.

So fat and calories aren’t the only reason to cook without oil.

Furthermore, (and this might shock you) you don’t even NEED oil in your cooking.

You don’t need it for flavor, for texture or even for keeping things from sticking to your pans.

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