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8 Popular Cooking Oils to Avoid And Why

Oils are everywhere: we dress our salads with them, we drizzle our stir-frys with them, we dip our breads in them. We use them nearly every time we cook, bake, or roast. Unfortunately, most oils are heavily refined, which is to say stripped of both their culinary aspects and their nutrition.

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Dr. Barry Sears

If you want a good cooking oil, then use high-oleic sunflower or safflower oils. These are genetically modified to have high levels of monounsaturated fat, low omega-6 and saturated fats, and a high smoke point.  Regular safflower and sunflower oils are the richest sources of omega-6 fatty acids and should be avoided.

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