Oil - saturated? poly? mono?

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  1. ku_alum

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    What type of oil do you prefer? Which do you believe to be the "healthiest?"

    I've used olive oil for years. My mom has started using coconut oil.

    I get lost in all of the health benefits/detriments of fats.
     
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    I only use olive oil but I think it is more of a habit being Italian. My grandmother and mother always used it. I am sort of skeptical about tropical oils because a couple of years ago there was a lot of controversy over them. I have stuck with my olive oil and sometimes canola oil.
     
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    I notice the chefs on Food Network using a lot of coconut oil lately. I'm addicted to my good EVOO. If I need an oil in quantity, I usually choose canola.
     
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    I use olive oil for cooking because my husband doesn't like the taste of coconut oil. I actually use coconut oil on my face and in my coffee (blended, not stirred!). This is probably TMI, but it really helps with regularity. Sometimes I will use melted coconut oil in my baked goods if the recipe calls for canola oil, but I also have canola on hand and I like the spray for quick things like eggs.
     
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    We use olive, coconut & canola depending on what we are making....
    A lot of time when baking I sub 1/2 oil for applesauce or I've learned baby food ie made a carrot cake & had some apple carrot pureed baby food they flavor of cake was great & it was so moist!!!
     
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    Some years ago on a lark I bought a Misto sprayer and filled it with Costco's extra virgin olive oil. I haven't been without one ever since: it's ecologically sound (no can to throw away, no propellant) and the oil's first rate.
     
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    I use olive oil almost exclusively (veggie oil for the rare times I need to fry).

    But coconut oil applied to damp hair has been amazing to combat humidity frizz!
     
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    Love my Misto too--much cheaper than Pam
     
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    Just ordered a Misto from Amazon ... :)
     

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