The Alternative Cooking Oil Buying Guide

Find out how to choose the right cooking oil for your needs.

If you find yourself perplexed staring at all the oil options in the supermarket, you're not alone. With so many new oils out there, it can seem impossible trying to determine which one should be used for which purpose. While some oils are known for their heart-healthy benefits, others are touted as weight loss aids and others still are best suited for cooking. Feeling experimentative? Dr. Mark Hyman has broken down the basics of alternative oils below, so you can reference this printable one-sheet the next time you go shopping and make the right choice. 


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Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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