Heather
asks,
“What kind of oil should I be using?”

Answer: A fat that is a liquid at room
temperature is considered an oil. Any unsaturated oil is a
good oil – olive, canola, peanut, corn, soya, etc
– they are all excellent.  But there are two that stand above
the rest.

Olive oil has a higher percentage of
monounsaturated fat.  Extra virgin olive oil also contains
antioxidants for good health (“extra virgin” just means the first
pressing of the olives).
Canola oil not only is low in saturated fat and
contains monounsaturated fat, but also contains a very important
polyunsaturated fat – Omega 3.  

Remember, though, that oil is still FAT – meaning it still has
lots and lots of calories.  So even if an oil is considered
healthy, you can still get too much of a good thing.

 

Answer provided by Kimberly London, Registered
Dietitian.

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