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  • You're trying to feed your children healthy food.But when it comes to oil, you're stumped.

  • You have about a dozen choices and there's so much conflicting information about which

  • oils to choose that we've made this video to help you understand which are the healthiest

  • and which are the worst.

  • Oil is a form of fat, and children and adults need it in their diets for digestion, energy

  • and to absorb vitamins. Fats provide cushioning for vital organ systems, help regulate body

  • temperature and help proteins do their job. But all oils are not created equal. We recommend

  • three healthy oils: olive oil, canola oil and soybean oil.

  • Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, and has been shown to reduce levels of obesity. Extra

  • virgin is the best-tasting and purest type of oil. Because olive oil costs more, we recommend

  • that you use it for cold dishes such as dressing, pasta, hummus, and for dipping bread. Our

  • second favorite is canola oil, made from the crushed seeds of the canola plant. It has

  • the lowest saturated fat content, and is cheaper than olive oil, and closer to it in nutritional

  • value.

  • Our third favorite, soybean oil, is extracted from the soybean. It has a higher smoke point,

  • lots of health benefits, and it can be used in baking and cooking. Just make sure you

  • buy unrefined soybean oil that has no trans fat.

  • Other heart-healthy oils include those from plants: almond oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed

  • oil, peanut oil, walnut oil and sesame oil.

  • Here are oils to avoid: Margarine and shortening, any oil that's partially hydrogenated, palm

  • oil which contains saturated fat, butter which is also high in saturated fat, and lard, the

  • big no-no.

  • Finally, it's best to never deep-fry any food, even fish and vegetables. You don't need the

  • fat and calories. Stick to sauteing and stir-frying. Subscribe to this channel so you don't miss

  • any of Quality Catering's new videos on healthy eating for kids.

You're trying to feed your children healthy food.But when it comes to oil, you're stumped.

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Heart Healthy Cooking Oils for Adults and Children

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