I totally cannot use olive oil, it makes me break out and leaves my skin a mess! Most olive oil I find at the store is rancid upon purchasing anyway. Any amount of heat to it (especially sitting in the trucks in the summertime) will make it go bad. That's why I don't get why so many people cook with it.
Originally Posted by poxyfairyplume
Rancid oils won't make you sick, they just have an off flavor and smell.
Originally Posted by Ashleynicol
Rancid oils are toxic, as with any "bad" food. They may not make you sick per se, but can cause damage at the cellular level. Sun doesn't make you sick either, but it can and does damage cells if you're out in it on a consistent basis. Just using that as a comparison. Do some research on it.
Originally Posted by poxyfairyplume
Do you know of any legitimate sources that show harmful effects? Any studies? When food goes bad its the bacteria that makes you sick.