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Dr. Tracy Berg
308 doctors shared insights

Healthy Cooking (Overview)

Healthy cooking is cooking that is focused on making healthy food, including food that is low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol.


Dr. Tracy Berg
308 doctors shared insights

Healthy Cooking (Overview)

Healthy cooking is cooking that is focused on making healthy food, including food that is low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol.


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What is a good choice for a healthy cooking oil?

What is a good choice for a healthy cooking oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman Dr. Rothman
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Healthy cooking (Tip)

Why is there so much conflicting information about healthy cooking and healthy diets? ...See more

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Cooking Healthy Recipes (Checklist)

Find a decent, easy-to-follow cookbook with healthy recipes
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Ask friends or family members for their favorite recipes
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Select favorite recipes and tweak them as you see fit
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How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

Start simple: Many people become stressed by thinking that they have to make an all-at-once, drastic change in their diet. Try changing one meal at a time, i recommend starting with breakfast. There are lots of easy options like fruit, yogurt, whole-grain toast, to start your day. Also, don't try to plan the whole week at once, just start with a few meals and get good habits built. ...Read more

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Best healthy cooking oil out of the main commercial brands?

Best healthy cooking oil out of the main commercial brands?

Coconut oil.....: It's a myth that using olive oil and vegetable oils r healthy. Olive oil is good for u but not when heated, so reserve that for salad dressing. Label should say virgin and cold-pressed. Best oils/fats to use with cooking r organic butter (kerrygold) and coconut oil. Because they r saturated, they won't turn rancid with heat like other oils. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy cooking oil that you can buy anywhere?

What is a good healthy cooking oil that you can buy anywhere?

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat i recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for a good article. ...Read more

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Healthy cooking - loose weight and still eat? Is that really possible?

Healthy cooking - loose weight and still eat? Is that really possible?

Sure: I live my life eating healthy and have helped many people learn to eat nutrient rich foods but low in calories. Try to pair your food with protein (plant or animal based) and fruit/veggies if possible. Use alot of spices such as cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, adobo, soy sauce, stir fry sauce, cilantro (not in any order) to jazz up food. Try different types of foods and then change a few things. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
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Healthy cooking (Tip)

What reliable sources of information about healthy cooking and eating, do you recommend? ...See more

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Living Healthy with Pets (Checklist)

Keep scheduled appointments with the veterinarian
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Maintain all shots and medications as prescribed by the veterinarian
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What is a healthy cooking oil? Is it still healthy at high heat / temp?

What is a healthy cooking oil?  Is it still healthy at high heat / temp?

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat i recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for a good article. ...Read more

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What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Healthy cooking (Tip)

Steam cooking is healthier and preserves more nutrients than "boiling.". ...See more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Checklist)

Take prenatal vitamins
daily
Take folic acid
daily
See your OB-gyn or midwife
monthly
Take walks
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What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

Coconut oil and...: Coconut oil is a great choice- it has many health benefits and tolerates high heat better than olive oil. Ghee (clarified butter) is another good choice, especially if organic. The best article I have found on this topic is at http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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What is glycemic index? Is coconut oil healthy for cooking?

What is glycemic index? Is coconut oil healthy for cooking?

Glycemic index: This is measure of how quickly a food will raise the blood sugar when eating. Fruits like bananas, grapes and watermelon have high glycemic index and raise bs very fast. Berries, high fiber bread, sweet potato have lower index and don't raise bs as fast. Coconut oil can be healthy in moderation. ...Read more

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Healthy cooking (Tip)

Use half canola and half olive oil for a great all around oil that tastes delicious and is healthy. ...See more