Which Cooking Oil Is Best for You to Use?


Woman in Kitchen Holding Bottle of Vegetable Oil

While vegetable oil has a lower fat content than animal based oils, the fact that this type of oil is made using a combination of different oils makes it hard to know its exact fat content. However, one thing that can be said for certain is that all oils contain at least some saturated fat; this means that a person who wants to lose weight would do well to cut back on the use of oil in food preparation and cooking.

At the same time, those who are interested in alternatives to vegetable oil may want to consider the following options:

Canola Oil

Canola Oil is one of the healthiest oil options available. It has a saturated fat content of well under 10% and is rich in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil has a saturated fat content of 10%. Like canola oil, it is rich in omega-6 fatty acids. At the same time, sunflower oil is very reasonably priced, making it a great choice for those who are creating a healthy eating plan on a limited budget.

Olive Oil

Olive oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K and healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. At the same time, it contains 13% saturated fat content.

Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is commonly used in Chinese dishes. It has 16% saturated fat content but also has plenty of Vitamin E.

Cottonseed Oil

Cottonseed oil has an astounding 25% saturated fat content. It is sold on its own and also found in processed foods and Crisco shortening.

Naturally, it is best to use oils with low saturated-fat content as much as possible. However, you can use other oils from time to time if you are careful not to include too many oils and oily foods in your diet plan.

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