Salmon, trout, herring, avocados, olives, walnuts, and olive oil all contain healthy fats. An omega-3 fish oil supplement is important, particularly if you do not have fish in your diet. Current research suggests that the most important fish oil fatty acid is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). We have long known that fish is healthy, but it is now proven that the omega-3s in fish fat improve endothelial function by enhancing nitrec oxide production, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Further, fish oils have been shown to reduce production of free radicals and substances that cause inflammation in the body26.
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Cece wrote:Wow! Great find. Do you know what it is about olive oil that makes it superior to other oils? I currently use canola instead. But am willing to switch.
NHE wrote:Cece wrote:Wow! Great find. Do you know what it is about olive oil that makes it superior to other oils? I currently use canola instead. But am willing to switch.
I stopped using canola oil for sautéing veggies and use olive oil instead since I found that the veggies burn more easily with canola oil. My hypothesis is that this is due to the high omega-3 content of canola oil as these polyunsaturated fats are sensitive to heat. In contrast, canola oil is great for baking.
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