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Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Veg oil: Veg oil can lessen constipation a bit but other factors can prevail. Fiber is essential. The ingested oil will be absorbed but IF you consume lots of fiber, then fiber can adsorb some the oil and pass. Consume oatmeal, apple, pear, apricot, prune, bran, lots of liquid, and veg oil will have impact. Dried prune or apricot can be easy. High fiber oatmeal is easy. ...Read more

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Could vegetable oil be used as a laxative?

Could vegetable oil be used as a laxative?

Veg oil: Vegetable oil will be at least partially absorbed. It may be totally absorbed. It will lubricate some stool. Better to use prunes, prune juice, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or Magnesia. ...Read more

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Could i put ice blocks or vegetable oil on my breasts?

Could i put ice blocks or vegetable oil on my breasts?

Yes: While I'm not clear on why you would want to do this, both of these things should be safe. ...Read more

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

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I usually used chicken oil in frying. which would you prefer in cooking, the chicken fats or the vegetable oil?

Vegetable: Always vegetable oil. There is no reason to ever use animal fats for cooking. If you like the taste, change your taste. Even with veg oil, you should use it very sparingly and frugally. ...Read more

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Are potato chips and french fries still considered vegetables? Are they bad for you even if they are cooked in "vegetable" oil?

Are potato chips and french fries still considered vegetables? Are they bad for you even if they are cooked in "vegetable" oil?

Sort of, REALLY BAD: Technically french fries/chips are vegetables but are also junk food.When people are advised to eat veggies these aren't what's meant & don't count as credit towards servings.French fries/chips are very fattening, usually contain hazardous trans fats & have high levels of carcinogenic acrylamides. Baked potatoes have acrylamides too but less fat.See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/439966. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Olive oil: is by far the better oil for any use. Vegetable oils can contain a mix of oils and get solid at room temp. One has to read the label carefully to understand way we are actually consuming w/vegetable oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of vegetable oil?

Vegetable oil: http://www.livestrong.com/article/412988-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-vegetable-oil/

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How do vegetable oil and lard affect your health?

How do vegetable oil and lard affect your health?

Avoid a lot of it.: High fat diets, whatever the source, are associated with increased risks of some cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, joint problems, and more! The current recommendation on the food pyramid is likely too high. ...Read more

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Can I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil?

Can I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil?

Yes.: Olive oil contains oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) ; several antioxidants. It fights heart disease (lowers triglycerides, ldl; protects it from free radicals ; raises hdl), also diabetes ; cancer. Best is cold pressed, first pass, unfiltered olive oil in dark bottles, used raw (mediterranean diet). For cooking use coconut oil, palm oil (healthy saturated fats) or ghee (clarified butter). ...Read more