Refined oils.

Author:Lipski, Liz
Position:Your nutrition questions: answered - Brief Article

I've heard lots of things about refined oils, trans-fats, etc. What types of oils are good for people to cook with and find on food ingredient lists, and what types are not so healthy?

Fats are essential to our well-being and create healthy vision, reproductive health, nervous and immune system regulation, skin, hair and nails. They are critical for proper functioning of every cell in your body. Our body fat is composed of the type of fats we choose to eat. The best fats come in natural foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and fish.

When purchasing oils, look for oils that say expeller pressed, cold pressed, or extra virgin. These oils have simply been heated and pressed. Commercial oils have all nutrients stripped and also have traces of solvents in them. Organic oils are best. Many types of oils are considered healthful and include extra virgin olive, macadamia, sesame, walnut, almond, soy...

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