Like eating peanut oil? Get serving size guidelines, health risks, and more Story by Kiran Dhaliwal, Master's Degree N
Like eating peanut oil? Get serving size guidelines, health risks, and more
Perspective from Kiran Dhaliwal
Possible Side Effects
- Peanut oil is likely safe for most people when consume as a food, however it can cause an allergic reaction in people who have a peanut allergy
- Peanut oil may not be the best for high-heat cooking as it does not have a high smoke point, which means it is more susceptible to oxidation which exposed to heat.
- Oxidative stress from high smoke points can lead to a build-up of free radicals in the body, which can increase oxidative stress leading to inflammation and different diseases.
- Total fat intake according to the Australian Dietary Guidelines is to keep the total fat intake between 20-35% of calories. Daily consumption of about 1.5 tablespoons of oils which contain high levels (>70%) oleic acid, when it is replacing fats and oils higher in saturated fats.
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Possible Side Effects
- Peanut allergic individuals should avoid peanut oil.
- Peanut oil is high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and is prone to oxidation, which may increase the risk of certain diseases.
- Due to the amount of omega-6 fatty acids, it is recommended to moderate its consumption and prefer healthier options such as coconut oil or olive oil.
Reference: Story by Kiran Dhaliwal, Master's Degree N
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