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Question:

From India:

Which cooking oil is best for those suffering with diabetes and obesity: sunflower, soybean, or corn?

Answer:

The three oils that you mentioned contain a majority of polyunsaturated fats. A better choice than the three you mentioned would be olive oil, peanut oil, or canola oil. The reason these are better types of fat is that these are primarily monounsaturated fats, which tend to be better choices for fat because they tend to lower blood cholesterol levels and decrease your LDL (bad cholesterol levels). Inspect food labels to look for more monounsaturated, less saturated fats when choosing fats.

JMS

DTQ-20040329075649
Original posting 30 Mar 2004
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet

  
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