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Old 10-17-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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Cooking oils????

I was wanting to know which cooking oil is best for you health wise?I have 4 different kinds of oil and they all contain 14 grams of fat.

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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I was wanting to know which cooking oil is best for you health wise?I have 4 different kinds of oil and they all contain 14 grams of fat.
Fat is fat...it always has 14 grams of fat per serving and the same number of calories.

Depending on if I want olive oil flavor or no flavor, I use olive oil or canola. They are the good fats and help your HDL cholesterol levels. LDL, saturated fats, come from fats like butter and lard.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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i use olive, grape seed, and canola oils, pretty much in that order of frequency.

grape seed is widely overlooked in the u.s., favoring olive and canola, but it is the second most widely used oil in italy and boasts an array of benefits including increasing hdl's and lowering ldl's.

also, it has a very light flavour, so it won't affect the outcome of many dishes as olive oil would, and it has a higher flashpoint so it's better for frying as are olive oils.


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Old 10-18-2010, 01:02 AM   #4
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...butter and lard.
Mmmmm... butter... mmmmm... lard....
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i use olive, grape seed, and canola oils, pretty much in that order of frequency.

grape seed is widely overlooked in the u.s., favoring olive and canola, but it is the second most widely used oil in italy and boasts an array of benefits including increasing hdl's and lowering ldl's.

also, it has a very light flavour, so it won't affect the outcome of many dishes as olive oil would, and it has a higher flashpoint so it's better for frying as are olive oils.


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I always forget grapeseed oil, I'm going to have to remember to buy some and give it a try.
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Mmmmm... butter... mmmmm... lard....
Yes...I know, my doctor is threatening to put me on a statin.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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My rule of thumb is any fat ingested which retains a solid state at 98.6 degrees fahrenheit should be liquefied in your blood stream with the elevated temperature resulting from exercise. Cook with light oils; flavor with heavy oils.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:52 PM   #8
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I was just reading this article this morning, you might find it interesting:

Fats 101: How to tell Good Fats and Bad Fats
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #9
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I use canola, grapeseed, and olive oils. And European butter
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