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Doctor insights on: Tuna Packed In Water Vs Oil

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In general, is eating a daily 4 oz. Can of tuna fish packed in oil any better than tuna packed in water to try to lower chloresterol? Differences?

In general, is eating a daily 4 oz. Can of tuna fish packed in oil any better than tuna packed in water to try to lower chloresterol? Differences?

Great question: That's a very interesting question! it hasn't been studied to my knowledge. On the one hand, fish oil will raise total cholesterol but preferentially raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The adkins diet showed (to everyone's surprise) that eating low carbs (high fat) diet doesn't actually raise cholesterol as was expected. So we don't know! one thing we do know: tuna in oil has more calories than water. ...Read more

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What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?

Good choice: Because of its fat profile (saturated and trans versus monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), olive oil is considered a better oil with which to cook. ...Read more

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Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...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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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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What quantity of drop of essential oil are there in 1/8 oz bottle?

Convert: Try this easy conversion tool: http://www.traditionaloven.com/culinary-arts/volume/convert-liquid-ounce-fl-oz-us-to-drop.html

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Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Pumpkin seeds: pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack. Salted makes them less so. We all tend to get too much salt which makes us retain water and can raise our Blood pressure among other things. ...Read more

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Better to drink flaxseed oil or fish oil for omega3? Is the omega3 that comes from fish the same quality as from vegetables? Which is digested better?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Better to drink flaxseed oil or fish oil for omega3? Is the omega3 that comes from fish the same quality as from vegetables? Which is digested better?

Eat fish for Omega 3: Our bodies don't convert omega 3's from flaxseed into the epa & dha readily available in fish (oil). There are some attempts to make epa & dha from seaweed & algae but otherwise, read label for epa & dha content. You won't see much from flaxseed products nor will you get much conversion either. Check out more at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/fish%20%28oil%29. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is ?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more

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Will drinking fish oil with water diminish the benefits of the fish oil?

Will drinking fish oil with water diminish the benefits of the fish oil?

No: It should not diminish the benefits of the fish oil. Just make sure no one injects into their veins as that may cause embolus which can cause serious side effects. ...Read more

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Do any of the common nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.) have omega 3's, or just walnuts? How much omega 3's is in 1oz of walnuts?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Do any of the common nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.) have omega 3's, or just walnuts? How much omega 3's is in 1oz of walnuts?

Nuts & omega 3: Tree nuts contain omega 3 in the form of Alpha linolenic acid. 1oz of walnuts, a handful, contains 2.5g of omega 3 much higher than in most other nuts containing less than 0.5g. 1oz of walnuts also provides 4g of protein, 2g of fiber, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins. ...Read more

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I consume exactly 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day, and it is my only source of fat. Would a total of 8 grams of saturated fat from just the olive oil be too much saturated fat per day?

I consume exactly 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day, and it is my only source of fat. Would a total of 8 grams of saturated fat from just the olive oil be too much saturated fat per day?

Misinformed?: That is too little fat. Haven't you heard fat is not what makes you fat. Sugar is. For all your body functions to work well and to be able to age well you should have your calories consist if about 10% fat. ...Read more

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