Consider cooking with canola oil
(NC) The bright yellow canola fields that span the Prairie provinces produce some of the healthiest cooking oil in the world. Canola seeds are crushed to form canola oil, a top choice for heart-healthy cooking oil.
“Health professionals recommend that sources of saturated fat be reduced and replaced with unsaturated fat,” says Shaunda Durance-Tod, a registered dietitian with the Canola Council of Canada. She adds that “canola oil contains less saturated fat than other common cooking oils – just 7 per cent. It is also rich in monounsaturated and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, and provides vitamin E as well as plant sterols.”
What many people may not know is that the vast majority of canola planted across Canada has been enhanced through biotechnology to make it resistant to herbicides. According to CropLife Canada, herbicide-tolerant canola is part of a sustainable farming system and helps reduce soil erosion, conserve soil moisture and protect valuable wildlife habitat.
There are a number of ways you can incorporate canola oil into your diet. Try adding it to your morning smoothie, which will provide omega 3 fats and vitamin E along with a smoother taste.
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