What should I remember when cooking with fats?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You should remember two things when you cook with fats. First, prepare foods with unsaturated fats whenever possible. These include monounsaturated fats such as olive oil and canola oil, as well as polyunsaturated fats such as corn oil and safflower oil. Using these fats when you cook instead of saturated fats such as butter can help to lower cholesterol levels.

The second thing to remember is that moderation is key when consuming any form of fat. All fat has 9 calories per gram. That's twice as many calories as in carbohydrates and protein. Eating too much fat of any kind can cause weight gain.

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