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Safflower Vs Saffron
Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories. Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many benefits: safflower oil appears to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease HbA1C, decrease C-reactive protein, lower fasting blood sugar and increase"good’ cholesterol. It should, if taken be balanced with additional consumption of omega 3 fatty acids Sunflower oil is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids and has similar effects to safflower oil. The normal diet is usually very rich in omega 6 fatty acids so supplementation is unnecessary. Better to take omega 3 fatty acids as they balance the omega 6: seafood, flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oil. ...Read more
Safflower: If you are looking for unsaturated fats then safflower is best. Compare yourself: http://lowfatcooking.About.Com/od/faqs/f/satfatsoils.Htm. ...Read more
Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. ...Read more
Thyme: Dried thyme can be used as a spice, to flavor foods. Used in larger quantities for medicinal purposes, it can be a supplement -- you would not be able to tolerate this amount in your spaghetti sauce! it can also be given as thyme oil, tea, or extract. The supplements may have some use for cough & uri, and used as a mouthwash. Don't use if you're sensitive to mint family -- thyme is a member. ...Read more
Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats.Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I know oil roasting of nuts increases fat & calorie amt & thus is unhealthy.But iam wondering if oil roasting decreases nutritional benefits of nuts??
Yes: With the exception of meat, most food is most nutritious in its raw or steamed form as many nutrients are heat-sensitive. ...Read more
Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...Read more
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
Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?
Yes: Fats can be good and bad. Good fats are omega 3 (fish or plant based such as flax, soybeans, walnuts, krill), omega 9 which comes from other nuts, olive oil, and canola oil. Corn, safflower, etc are omega 6 which is not healthy since all animals are overfed this and destroys the omega 3 to omega 6 balance we need in our body. Saturated and trans fats are also bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Depends on use. For cooking, i would choose peanut over canola, although neither is a great choice. Coconut oil is best. Lowest pufa oils are best for cooking. Much more info on: http://sufairchild.Com/info/oil.Htm. ...Read more