124. Go for the Good Oils

Polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils are often called the good fats because small amounts may actually help to reduce cholesterol levels. They include:

  1. Canola or rapeseed oil (monounsaturated).

  2. Corn oil (polyunsaturated).

  3. Olive oil (monounsaturated).

  4. Peanut oil (monounsaturated).

  5. Safflower oil (polyunsaturated).

  6. Sesame oil (polyunsaturated).

  7. Soybean oil (polyunsaturated).

Monounsaturated oils are preferred because they lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) without lowering HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). Polyunsaturated fats tend to lower both.

Chapter 4
  1. Eating for Better Health