When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered to be the worst type of fat. Trans fat both raises your bad (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your good (HDL) cholesterol. A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. These articles contain some information about trans fat and how to avoid it.
The best type of cooking oil There are many different types of oil but which ones are the best? The answer isn’t as straight forward as naming one type of oil that is healthier than the rest - although olive oil appears to be one of the most popular choices for the “best” oil. It comes down to the way in which the oil is going to be used. The pros and cons of three of the most commonly discussed oils are outlined below, along with oils to watc … [Read more...]