Friday/ hold the butter, coconut oil

I have coconut oil in my kitchen (that I cook with sometimes), but I see that I should not use it for cooking. It contains 80% saturated fat ! – not good for the heart.

I do cook with olive oil, but I see there is an even better option : polyunsaturated oils such as corn oil, soybean oil or peanut oil. Check out these stills from CBS’s Friday morning show.

Some studies show that a diet with polyunsaturated fats can have the same effect as statin drugs.
Stay away from coconut oil and palm oil, and take it easy on butter and beef cuts with a lot of fat. Butter has 60% saturated fat, and beef has 40%. I suspect ice cream is in the 40% range as well.
Olive oil and avocado is still good – they have monounsaturated fats, but oils with polyunsaturated fat are the best.
Coronary heart disease is still the no 1 killer in the United States.

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