Harvard Heart Letter

Choosing oils for cooking: A host of heart-healthy options

Olive oil is just one of many plant-based oils rich in unsaturated fats, the more healthful type of fat. When youíre cooking or baking, choose a fat thatís liquid instead of solid at room temperature. That advice, from the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is based on a large body of evidence showing that replacing solid fat (mainly saturated fat) with liquid fat (mostly unsaturated fat) is linked to a lower risk…

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