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Fat molecules in oils

Fat molecules are made of chains of fatty acids that are held together with single bonds (saturated) or double bonds (unsaturated.)

There are three types of fatty acids: Short, medium, and long chain.

  • Short and medium chain fatty acids are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and used for energy.
  • Long chain fatty acids are transported to the liver, which raises blood cholesterol levels.

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Olive oil

Olive oil is known for being the healthiest of plant oils. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which contain vitamins and minerals, and polyphenols.

Olive oil can decrease the risk of heart disease by 15 %. It also has beneficial effects on gut microbiota. Extr...

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Cooking oils

Cooking oils

Cooking oils tend to get their name from the nuts, seeds, fruits, plants, or cereals they're extracted from.

They're characterised by their high-fat content, including saturated fat, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Consuming too much saturated fat - more than 20g for wom...

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Oils to consider

Experts advise opting for an oil lower in saturated fat and higher in other types of fats that are healthy in moderation.

Polyunsaturated fat (including Omega 3 and 6) and monounsaturated fat reduce cholesterol levels. They also provide es...

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Coconut oil

Studies show that coconut oil increases harmful cholesterol (LDL -low-density lipoprotein) and beneficial cholesterol (HDL - high-density lipoprotein). They also contain a high amount of lauric acid, which raises HDL levels in the blood more than...

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Studies show that coconut oil increases harmful cholesterol (LDL -low-density lipoprotein) and beneficial cholesterol (HDL - high-density lipoprotein). They also contain a high amount of lauric acid, which raises HDL levels in the blood more than...

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