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Ranking Every Kind of Cooking Oil by How Unhealthy They Are

Maybe you've changed the kind of cooking oil you buy because some are healthier than others, or you've at least thought about it. But it's hard to keep up, since what's "good" for us changes with new research. When you heard that olive oil is better for you than generic vegetable oil, you switched, but then someone in your family was horrified that you weren't using canola oil instead. It makes a difference, since the average American gets 400 of their daily calories from cooking oil. Dietician Dana Hunnes helped Mel magazine rank cooking oils by the amount of various types of fat, so you can decide what to use. They also note that oils have different uses depending on how well they perform at high temperatures. Keep in mind that "every kind of cooking oil" does not include butter, lard, or bacon grease, because they just assume we know better.

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"the average American gets 45% of their daily calories from cooking oil"

Whoa there!!! That's a crazy number... We'd have to be hauling gallons of cooking oil from the grocery store.

Their source (pew research) claims we consume 400 calories of cooking oil daily, or 16% of the average American's daily calorie intake (2,500 calories). The 45% number is for ALL "REFINED oils", which is certainly not just cooking oil, but includes a vast swath of our foods
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