Home Cooking Made Easier With Heart-Healthy Oil
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - A growing number of families are finding that mealtime together offers a number of benefits. In addition to satisfying meals, experts say families who eat together "are more likely to enjoy a healthy diet and be more well adjusted," according to an article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Essential components for family-pleasing meals include great taste, convenience and nutrition. For many, that starts with finding a cooking oil that fits all three categories.
Often, many think of olive oil first when it comes to healthy oils. However, many people don't realize that canola oil provides lower cholesterol-raising saturated fats and the same health benefits as olive oil without the strong olive taste.
Canola oil, in moderation, recently earned a qualified health claim from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its potential ability to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease because of its unsaturated fat content.
Additionally, canola oil offers a number of other health benefits:
- It is lowest in cholesterol-raising saturated fats-even lower than olive oil.
- Canola oil may promote heart health by decreasing LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
- Canola oil provides essential fatty acids that may promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
- Canola oil contains phyto-sterols that help lower cholesterol.
Florence Henderson, long-time Wesson Oil spokes-person and television mom, has again partnered with the company to help educate families about the uses of cooking oils in the kitchen. Here are some of her tips on cooking with canola oil:
To serve as a resource to home cooks, the Wesson Web site has been redesigned to offer tips and recipes in an easy-to-use format, including a special section dedicated to educating home cooks about the health benefits of oils.
To learn more about cooking with oils, visit the Web site www.WessonOil.com.