Health And Safety By Sarah Hanson It is very important to eat balanced diet for having a healthy and sharp mind. A constructive mind lives in a fit and disease free body. Nature fulfils all our basic requirements. It is said that earth is our mother because she takes care of all our needs. We plough wheat, rice and vegetables in soil only. We cut trees and do deforestation for bowing crops in the field and also for making furniture. In this way we harm our mother earth a lot. It would be a good idea if we can recycle everything.IntroductionA complete balanced diet includes the presence of all the necessary nutrients in proper amount. Proteins, carbohydrates, fat, minerals all plays vital role in building human life. We eat oil to get sufficient fat in our body. Oil is the main ingredient of all most all recipes. Oil is used in cooking right from tadka to sautéing, frying of veggies or noodles. It is considered as the first step of cooking. These fats present in oil are extracted from delicious & healthy seeds or plants. This edible oil is available at the local shops.There are various brands of packed oil present in market and each of them claims their product as the purest, healthiest and best one. One may always find himself in dilemma while purchasing the oil from market by seeing so many options and brands. Hence, it is very important to choose right cooking oil.Photo Credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/02/cooking-oils-healthy_n_6779722.htmlAbout Good Cooking OilIt is very confusing to select the right one from the flood of cooking oils. The level of good cholesterol in body should be appropriate. Hence, we should use the cooking oil which contains monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. The edible oil which includes high amount of saturated fat and trans fat is considered as the worst cooking oil because these elements enhance the amount of cholesterol in body which is very harmful for person having possibility of heart attack. In fact in some cases it is seen that these things lower the percentage of good cholesterol in body.Olive oil, flaxseed oil, safflower oil and Canola oil contain unsaturated fats. That’s why these are considered as finest oil to be used whereas palm oil, coconut oil, hard margarine and vegetable shortening are considered as the unhealthiest cooking oil and one must avoid its use because these contains saturated and trans fats. The amount of oil in our diet should be in appropriate proportion because consumption of excess of good quality oil also harms.Photo Credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/02/cooking-oils-healthy_n_6779722.htmlRecycling of Cooking OilAfter eating excess of oil over periods of time a person may suffer from numerous heart related diseases and become ponderous. Hence, doctor always prescribes everyone to take care of amount of oil in our meal. But one can take deeply fried foods in surplus of oil once in a week. In many cases it is seen that plenty of oil remain in the vessel after frying or using once.Suppose some guests are coming to your home and you have planned to show your mastery in kitchen by serving them delicious mouth watering deeply fried dishes. Deep frying of any stuff in large amounts of oil makes it more crispy and delicious. But after frying once plenty of oil remains in the cookware. Tossing these oils is like wastage of money and natural resources too. So, one may think of reusing it.Photo Credit: http://acegrease.com/5-huge-reasons-why-you-should-recycle-your-used-cooking-oil.htmlHow much Recycling of Oil is Safe?Some people think love the term reusability and some others totally discard it. For reusing cooking oil we must follow these things carefully.Choose Cooking Oil Smartly – Before we think about reusing the cooking oil we must choose the oil wisely. All oil has its particular smoking point. Smoking point is a particular temperature after which oil starts breaking down and smoking. Beyond this point smoke starts emerging from the oil. One should use oil having high smoke point like canola and peanut oil. Once oil is heated above its smoke point a foul smell starts coming which gives pure indication that the oil is no longer usable because excessive of heating and presence of minute particles in it. Photo Credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/frying-with-olive-oil-and_b_5889674.html?section=indiaThe smoke point of oil gets lowered after each use. Reusing such oil will make the food more viscous and also spoils the flavour of dish. There is also a possibility of oils turning rancid. In many cases it is observed that the decomposed oil contains free radical which may cause some serious health issues. So smell before reusing the oilFry Right- There is no proper attention towards the control of temperature, is the cause of deep frying disasters. Maintaining temperature not only helps in proper cooking of food but also it also retains the longevity of your oil. Filter the Fat- We should drain the oil and filter the impurities from it after each subsequent fry. Any impurities and undesirable extras like loose crumbs or bit of batter may wreck the integrity of soil and results in bad odour. Not to use many times- Every time we reuse oil it gets destabilized before decomposing after each fry. A chemical reaction occurs at molecular level of oil while heating again and again. Hot oil gets polymerised by joining their molecules to bigger molecules which consequently gives thick, gummy and dark coloured oil and harmful foods. If you find any sign of rancidity then it is high time to change the oil.How to Filter?After using the oil once keep it aside to be cool. When the oil becomes cool, put a cheese cloth over the pot of oil. The oil should be poured into another vessel and again pour it through very fine filter. Repeat this process until all the minute chunks of food get discarded and clear oil is obtained. Store it in airtight container and keep it in cool away from the reach of sun.Photo Credit: http://alf-img.com/show/cooking-oil-strainer-filter.htmlConclusionRecycling of oil is good because it saves our penny and preserves natural resources as well. If you are interested in recycling then keep in mind, buy the oil having high smoke point only. See and smell the used oil and avoid to use if it odours bad.