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The Healthiest Cooking Oils and How to Use Them

Cooking with plant-based oils is healthier than cooking with butter or margarine because the oils are high in unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, and low in saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature and can clog your arteries. Butter is primarily saturated fats. Margarine is made

Omega-9 Fatty Acids; Benefits of Food Journaling

Q: What are omega-9 fatty acids?
A: You have probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and possibly even omega-6 fatty acids, but have you heard of omega-9 fatty acids? Their lack of mention in current day nutrition news does not reflect their importance in our bodies but rather the ease that

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let’s compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.

Both omega-6 and

6. Healthful Fats

At one time, low-fat diets were believed to be healthy. Now, findings from hundreds of studies have revealed that it’s not the amount of fat; it’s the type of fat that’s most important.
You need an adequate amount of fat—about 45 to 75 grams per day on average—in your diet to help you absorb nutrients, increase your

Omega-9 Benefits: Are You Getting Enough?

Omega-9 Benefits: Are You Getting Enough?

When it comes to choosing healthy fats, confusion abounds. More than likely, you’ve heard of those miracle fatty acids, omega-3s. These essential fats reduce inflammation in the body and can help lower the risk of chronic degenerative conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and even certain types of cancer. Along

Ask the Experts: Benefits of A2 Milk; Sacha Inchi Seeds

Q: What are the benefits of drinking A2 milk?

A: Many people complain of digestive issues, such as bloating, gas, or diarrhea, associated with consuming dairy products, including milk. This intolerance is usually blamed on lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in milk. There are people, however, who still suffer gastro-intestinal issues

Supermarket Sleuth: Cooking Oil Comparison

Choosing the best oil is more a matter of health, flavor, and cooking temperature than of calories. All oils have around 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per tablespoon: The nutritional differences are in the details. Bottled oils contain various types of fatty acids (fats) that have different health

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