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Choosing vegetable oil

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kyrgyz, May 4, 2011.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Seeing how popular is Kim's culinary thread here, I wanted to share with you the chart of veggie oils that indicates their "goodness". I've also scanned "Oil and Fats" brochure published by American College of Physicians Foundation for free distribution. It's attached as pdf file. The chart is from that brochure.

    "The colors in this chart show the percentages of fatty acids that make up common edible oils and solid fats. Red represents "bad" saturated fat and the other colors represent "good" unsaturated fat. There are two types of unsaturated fat: mono- and polyunsaturated"

    • Omega-3 fat (Alpha-linolenic acid) may protect against heart attacks and stroke.
    • Omega-6 fat (Linoleic acid) is important for the brain.
    • Omega-9 fat (Oleic acid) is an important part of heart disease and cancer prevention.
    Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are essential fatty acids (EFAs) must be ingested because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. [from wiki]

    I hope this thread will help you to choose right veggie oils for consumption and maintaining good health. :)

    veggie oil chart.jpg

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  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    You fail.

    I mean this thread does
  3. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I hope not everyone reading this thread will come to the same conclusion. :(

    At least XenForo's post count got a little closer to 200k. :D
    Russ likes this.
  4. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    Maybe you should expand your thread to include more health foods, as singling out just oil is just going to place this thread in the grave. I would ask to rename your thread title, then maybe you might get a bit more attention...... or not. :unsure:
    kyrgyz likes this.
  5. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Kyrgyz your so random mate :p
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  6. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    That's actually a good idea. Maybe rename it to "Healthy Foods" or "Healthy Ingredients"?

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