olive oil good or bad?

a friend of mine says olive oil when heated is a bad oil should i convert canola

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Any plant base oil breaks down during cooking, better oils to cook with are saturated fat. Contrary to what people think saturated fats are good for you in moderation, especially medium chain fatty acid like coconut oil. Don't cook or eat transfats like shortening unless you want to die young.

    Olive oil is so much better than safflower and canola it is not funny. Many oils like conola increase estrogen levels, not a good thing for people with hormone balancing and metabolic issues.

    Get more info here

    http://www.nobreastcyst.com/phyto.html

    Or read the "Anti-Estrogenic Diet" by Ori Hofmekler

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  • mark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Olive oil has a lower smoke point than canola but is a much better tasting oil. Use canola for high heat cooking and/or when you don't want the flavor of olive oil in your dish. Use olive oil for any Italian, middle eastern, or Mediterranean dishes at a minimum

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  • 1 decade ago

    I do not agree with your friend.

    I do not use Canola oil at all for any reason it is made from the Rape plant which is toxic, so toxic bugs will not eat it. The process used to make it into oil is suppose to change that. I know this is going against current thought, but I just want to put the best I can in my body.

    The Most healthy oils to use

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil ~cold pressed

    Grapeseed

    Coconut Oil/Butter

    Walnut Oil (can't be cooked with, only for salads)

    Slainté(to your health)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Olive oil isn't too bad for you,but canola oil is much better,and healthier!

    Source(s): Nurse and Mother
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  • 1 decade ago

    Olive oil does taste better while cooking. But moderation is best because it is like any other oil, fattening. This may sound silly, but olive oil is also really good for your nail beds/cuticles.

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  • Marc
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A popular misconception is that olive oil is good for you...and although there are some health benefits, its only when used in moderate sized quantaties. Keep in mind, oil IS oil and whatever is not used will be converted to fat.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Olive oil is so much better tasting and very good for you it don't have all that fating stuff

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    olive oil is best

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  • George
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    olive oil is much better for you, but not great for frying

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  • 1 decade ago

    olive oil taste so much better....much better :)

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