Dr Oz: Cooking Oil
When it comes to the kitchen, we all want to take the healthier choices when they’re easy. One great way to make a difference in the nutritional content of your meals is to reconsider the type of cooking oil you are using, perhaps when preparing some of the Dr Oz Cancer Superfoods featured on the show. That’s why Dr Oz highlighted some of his favorite cooking oils, including Macadamia Nut Oil, Toasted Sesame Oil and his Walnut Oil butter swap. See if your favorite made the list, or what you can swap out to make dinner even healthier.
Dr Oz: Olive Oil
Dr Oz’s audience volunteer for this segment said that she always uses oil at home in the kitchen. She typically has Corn Oil, Vegetable Oil, and Olive Oil on hand. Dr Oz said you want to choose oils that are high in healthy fats but low in saturated fats.
He said that Corn Oil and Olive Oil are good choices. But he warned that Vegetable Oil can become rancid and is not a top choice.
Olive Oil Health Benefits
Olive Oil can boost your good cholesterol numbers and lower bad cholesterol.
Dr Oz: Canola Oil Cholesterol
When it comes to cooking oil, Canola Oil is a healthy alternative, because it has similar effects on Cholesterol. Just like Olive Oil, it lowers bad Cholesterol and raises good Cholesterol numbers.
Dr Oz: Macadamia Nut Oil
Dr Oz’s next choice, Macadamia Nut Oil, is recommended for baking. It’s loaded with monounsaturated fat and it sells for about $8 at grocery stores or health food suppliers. It is also rich in Vitamin E.
To show off the oil’s flavor, Dr Oz had his volunteer try a Macadamia Nut Oil Pancake Recipe, which got her seal of approval.
Dr Oz: Toasted Sesame Oil
Toasted Sesame Oil is full of healthy antioxidants, as well as Vitamins C and E. It’s also found at grocery and health food stores.
Dr Oz: Walnut Oil Butter Swap Substitute
Last on Dr Oz’s list is a secret ingredient: Walnut Oil. He said this is not for cooking, because fragile Walnuts can leave food with a bitter taste. He said you can actually use Walnut Oil in place of butter or as a salad dressing. It is high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and it’s sold for around $10.