There are several different types of vegetable oil, which include:
Unlike more natural oils, which can be obtained by pressing, vegetable oils are obtained through a complex chemical process.
This process involves heating seeds to high temperatures, processing with a petroleum solvent, adding acid, and using deodorizing chemicals.
It’s been shown that cooking with vegetable oils can release toxic chemicals which have been linked to cancer, heart disease and dementia.
Many vegetable oils contain large amounts of trans fats, which are linked to obesity and various diseases, including cardiovascular disease. They can also increase your risk of conditions like asthma and eczema.
Now for the good stuff!
InGoodCompanyStl restaurants that include: Hendricks BBQ, Moonshine Blues Bar, Sanctuaria/Diablitos, and Café Ventana are taking the healthier route while preparing your food.
Our restaurants use olive oils and all natural animal fats including lard, duck fat, and beef tallow.
Health Benefits of Olive Oils
Olive is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals due to its non-chemical mode of extraction. It is believed to decrease in the rate of heart disease due to its high content of monosaturated fatty acids such s oleic acids. This helps lower LDL and raise HDL levels, and makes the arterial walls more elastic. Its anti-oxidative properties (contributed by presence of polyphenols in the oil) also help lower the cholesterol level in the blood.
Eating at our restaurants comes with benefits.