10 Plant-Based Oils You Should Cook With

You probably have a stash of olive oil in your pantry, but what about sunflower oil? Or safflower oil? Here we take a look at 10 plant-based oils that will give your meals a dose of flavor.

10 Plant-Based Oils You Should Cook With

You probably have a stash of olive oil in your pantry, but what about sunflower oil? Or safflower oil? Here we take a look at 10 plant-based oils that will give your meals a dose of flavor.

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Olive Oil

Yes, we probably all have a bottle of fruity, grassy-tasting olive oil stashed in our pantries, and that’s because it’s high in good-for-you monounsaturated fats. The extra-virgin variety has a low smoke point (325° F), so save it for drizzling on bread or over fresh salads. Extra light olive oil is more refined than extra-virgin, which gives it a higher smoke point of just over 450° F, making it perfect for sautéing veggies.

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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