Dr Oz: Cooking Oils
Are you using the right cooking oil in your dishes? On today’s show, Dr Oz showed you 5 cooking oils that help keep your heart healthy and help you lose weight.
Dr Oz brought up an audience member that stated she used cooking oil at home all the time. Some of the oils she used were corn, vegetable and olive oil. Dr Oz told her that the healthiest oils are high in healthy fat and low in saturated fats. While corn and olive oil weren’t bad choices, vegetable oils are leftover oils and go rancid. She stated that she made most of her dishes (eggs, pasta) with the healthier olive oil.
Dr Oz: Olive Oil
1. Olive Oil-olive oil raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol
Dr Oz: Canola Oil
2. Canola Oil- canola is also a healthier alternative because like olive oil, it raises good cholesterol and lowers the bad cholesterol.
Dr Oz: Macadamia Nut Oil Pancake Recipes
3. Macadamia Nut Oil- this oil is great for baking. Macadamia nut oil is high in monounsaturated fat and costs only $8 at the grocery or the health food store. This oil is high in vitamin E. Dr Oz had the audience member try the macadamia nut oil in pancakes. She tried it and loved it! She even went back for seconds.
Dr Oz: Toasted Sesame Oil
4. Toasted Sesame Oil- this oil contains healthy antioxidants and has vitamin C and E. Purchase this at the grocery or health food store for $8.
Dr Oz: Walnut Oil
5. Walnut Oil (this is Dr Oz’s big secret oil)- you don’t cook with walnut oil because walnuts are fragile and when you cook them, they have a bitter taste. Instead, use walnut oil as a dressing or as a substitute for butter. This oil is rich in omega 3s. You can purchase this oil at the grocery or health food store for $10.