The Truth about Fats and Oils

Some fats and oils are killing us, some actually make us healthier. Which ones are you eating?

Trans Fats
A chart that separates the good fats from the bad.
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Cooking Oils
The lighter-flavored vegetable oils such as canola, corn and sunflower are good all- purpose cooking and baking oils. Sesame and peanut oils can be used in anything from salads to stir-fry dishes. As for storage, most vegetable oils store for several months in the pantry. Flaxseed, sesame and walnut require refrigeration.
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Different oils have differing amounts of fats in them.
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Many of the fats contained in these items are fats to avoid.
Photo courtesy Matthew Stallbaumer

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