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The temperature at which oils start to break down, become rancid and form free radicals Try to avoid heating oils past their smoke point Use the right oil for your recipe
Canola oil Palm oil Peanut oil Safflower oil Sesame oil High Smoke Point for Frying and Baking Grapeseed oil Refined Olive Oil Any of the high smoke point oils Medium Smoke Point for Sautéing Cold pressed olive oil Walnut oil Toasted Sesame oil Peanut oil Flavorful Oils for Dressings and Marinades
Oils high in monounsaturated fats are good for your heart! Canola Oil Olive Oil Peanut Oil Walnut Oil
Never go fat-free because Omega-3 Fatty Acids are GOOD for you! Good sources of omega-3
How can I limit the amount of saturated fats that I eat? Saturated fats are the culprits for chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and some types of cancer.
Trans fats are artificial and can increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.