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Canola oil — When a great oil isn’t so great after all

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  • Referred to as the healthiest cooking oil available on the market by its makers, canola oil is low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) such as omega-3 fatty acids
  • The oil is produced from pressed canola seeds, which are harvested from pods obtained from the canola plant

Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to either the ingredient it's made from or the manufacturing process used to extract it. Because these negative effects overshadow the potential benefits, I do not recommend this oil for therapeutic use. Always be aware of the potential side effects of any herbal oil before using.

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