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Which oils work best for cooking?

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Extra virgin olive oil is the best oil for cooking. All olive oils contain mono-saturated fats, which have been shown to keep harmful cholesterol low and beneficial cholesterol high. Extra virgin olive oil contains phenolic antioxidants, which help reduce tissue swelling and inflammation.

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Which oils work best for cooking?
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Extra virgin olive oil has also been shown to decrease risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and blood clotting. It has a distinct flavor that improves the overall taste of the food being cooked. Extra virgin olive oil has a low smoke point, so it's best used with food that does not need to be cooked at a high heat.

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