Why Using Vegetable Oil in Your Cooking is a Good Idea

List: Posted: 01/28/11

Vegetable oil, as the name suggests, comes from plants. One of the most popular types of vegetable oil is olive oil, which comes from the fruit of the plant. Other oils, such as peanut oil and sunflower oil come from the seeds. In general, you are going to want to stay away from the hydrogenated vegetable oil, as this can cause problems with your health.

Vegetable oil is healthier than oils and fats derived from animals. The fat from animals has been linked to heart disease and some forms of cancer. Vegetable oil such as olive oil can help to prevent heart disease by controlling the levels of bad cholesterol in the body, while raising the levels of  good cholesterol.

Olive oil has antioxidants, as well. Researchers have also found that it can lower the chance of developing colon cancer. It can also lower the instances of gallstones. With all of these health benefits, it's easy to see why people are choosing to cook with vegetable oil.

You will be able to use vegetable oil in most of the things that you cook. No matter what you are cooking, you will always want to use vegetable oil in moderate amounts.

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