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Which Cooking Oils to Cook With | Care2 Healthy Living: A helpful guide to choosing the right cooking oil.Care2

Which Cooking Oils to Cook With | Care2 Healthy Living: A helpful guide to choosing the right cooking oil.Care2

By Lauren Howland, Planet Green What’s the healthiest oil to cook with? Almost everyone uses oil in some sort of meal. Although there are a variety of types to choose from, depending on the food and flavor of your dish, most oils can come with an additional fatty side and are not necessarily healthy for your body. Also, due to each oil having a different smoking temperature , to reap the benefits some oils are best used in salads. Below are a list of popular oils and the ones you should stay away from. Canola oil: This oil is made from the seeds of genetically modified rapeseed. Initially designed for routine use of herbicides during production, Canola generally won’t be labeled organic. The high level of monounsaturated fats found in its base helps to reduce “unhealthy” LDL cholesterol and instead increase “healthy” HDL cholesterol. Olive oil: By mechanically pressing oli...

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