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Which cooking oil should a diabetic use?

Related Topics: Diabetes, Oil, Cooking

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Whether you have diabetes or not here are some healthy cooking oils to choose from.

Choosing the right oil depends on what kind of fat the oil is made with.  There are three kinds of fats: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.  Saturated fats are butter, lard and shortening.  They are solid at room temperature and linked with elevated cholesterol levels and increased risk for heart disease.  If you have diabetes these should be very limited.

Polyunsaturated fats are canola oil, sunflower oil and walnut oil.  They are always liquid even if placed in the fridge.  These kinds of fats can improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.  Monounsaturated fats are olive oil and peanut oil.  They are always liquid at room temperature but become semi-solid when placed in the refrigerator.  When these are used in place of saturated fats they too can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Follow this link to find out what the top 3 oil picks are.

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