Health Tip: Cooking With Oil

Health Tip: Cooking With Oil

Health Tip: Cooking With Oil

Make these heart-healthier choices

(HealthDay News) -- Cooking with a bit of oil can add flavor and healthier fat to your meal. Just be careful not to overdo it.

The American Heart Association recommends:

  • Canola oil, which has a mild flavor that can be used to saute, marinate, bake or fry.
  • Olive oil, which comes in a variety of flavors and can be used for roasting, grilling and sauteing.
  • Peanut oil, which can be used to make homemade peanut butter, and for stir-frying, baking, roasting and frying.
  • Sesame oil, which is available in light and bold flavors and can be used to flavor many Indian, Korean and Chinese dishes.
  • Vegetable oil, which is made from a variety of plants and has a mild flavor.
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