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Olive Oil Alternatives


Posted by Nirmala N.

These days, the olive oil craze doesn't seem to be ready to give up. Not that that's a problem - olive oil is, after all, one of the healthiest substances you can use for cooking. But if you're looking to change things up a bit while still retaining all the health benefits of your beloved olive oil, consider avocado oil, toasted hazelnut oil, or toasted pumpkin seed oil as alternatives. Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which can help to lower bad LDL cholesterol. It's great for grilled meat and veggie marinades (not to mention as a hand moisturizer). Toasted hazelnut oil is even lower in saturated fat than olive oil, and its nutty flavor is great for chicken or fish. Toasted pumpkin seed oil contains the highly vaunted omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. It's also tasty in grilled fish or chicken or on pasta and baked goods.
 
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