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Doctor insights on: Is Olive Oil Bad For Cholesterol

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Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil and gout: This should not be a problem. Monitor how you feel very closely. You should also be sure that the quality of the fish oil is very good (ie. don't go with a generic brand). ...Read more

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Which oil is better for cooking, olive or canola? I believe canola is lower in saturated fats.

Which oil is better for cooking, olive or canola? I believe canola is lower in saturated fats.

Olive vs canola: 52 F asks which is better for cooking: olive vs canola. Depends on what aspect of "cooking" you are talking about. I much prefer olive if salad and low temp cooking. But for waffles use canola unless u like.olive O taste. Deep frying canola has higher smoking point. So let's us known more about what you mean. ...Read more

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Will grapeseed oil lower cholesterol ? And is it as good as using fish oil?

Will grapeseed oil lower cholesterol ? And is it as good as using fish oil?

Usually Not: Marine omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) have proven effects to lower triglycerides. Non marine fatty acids typically do not affect lipid or lipoprotein levels. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for your liver?

Is olive oil good for your liver?

No.: Olive oil is not good for your liver, but neither is it harmful. Adding it to your diet will not help with any type of liver issue. It will add extra calories, however, so could potentially be a negative factor if you have fatty liver. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the healthier oil for cooking? Canola, olive, etc.

Olive oil: Most vegetable oils under intense heat under go chemical transformation that make them unsafe. Avoid frying. If must fry try peanut, coconut oil the are able to remain stable in high heat. ...Read more

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Why is olive oil healthy?

Why is olive oil healthy?

Olive oil: Olive oil like canola oil is a monounsatured fat and these have been shown to lower cholesterol. These are considered to be healthy fats and so can be eaten regularly. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter good or bad for high cholesterol?

Is peanut butter good or bad for high cholesterol?

Good: Studies show that diets rich in legumes (to include peanuts) can help to lower cholesterol by 30%. ...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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Is flaxseed oil good for my heart?

Is flaxseed oil good for my heart?

Not really: Flax seeds have short chain fatty acids. We thrive on medium land long chain fatty acids. And while we can convert short chain to medium chain, that system is very ineffective and slow. But its better than nothing if you are a vegetarian. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Hair and oil: Well if you ingest the oil, either fish or flaxseed will likely yield indistinguishable results. If you put the oil on your hair, the flaxseed will likely not smell quite as bad as fish oil. ...Read more

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Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?

False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more

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

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

Olive: Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat, which when exposed to heat and oxygen gets oxidized and unhealthy. Use olive oil or coconut oil for baking or cooking. Use grapeseed or flax oils cold. ...Read more

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Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?

False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more