Tips for Healthy Cooking
WHEN COOKING WITH OILS
A variety of healthy cooking oils can give your meals great flavor. Just remember: A little oil goes a long way. For additional information on healthy cooking oils, visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
- For searing, grilling and deep frying, oils that are best include almond, avocado and sunflower. Almond oil is the highest in heart-healthy fats. Try drizzling it on salads for extra flavor.
- For baking and stir frying, canola oil is a good choice.
- For light cooking such as sautéing, the best oils include extra virgin olive, corn, walnut or pumpkin seed.
No-heat oils include flaxseed and wheat germ. These work well for marinades, salad dressing and dips.
Flaxseed oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids; it carries heart-healthy properties,
is colon-friendly and promotes good skin. It will spoil quickly, so keep it refrigerated.
Wheat germ oil contains an abundance of omega-6 fatty acids. As with flaxseed oil, you must
refrigerate wheat germ oil.