Olive oil versus canola and corn oils

Patient

Q: Which cooking oil is better to use canola or corn?

Doctor

A:   I would recommend Olive oil out of all the oils available to use for cooking. It has the highest proportion of monounsaturated “good” fats, and has a low level of saturated ”bad” fat and trans fats. Canola oil has the least amount of saturated fat but falls short of olive oil in the monounsaturated fat category. Corn oil has a low level of saturated fats, but also a low level of monounsaturated fats and relatively high level of polyunsaturated fats. On balance I believe Olive oil is the choice, extra virgin, in particular the superior variety. It has been part of the Mediterranean diet for years, which has been associated with a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a straight horizontal cut on my pinky to which my doctor applied dermabond. I believe i took it off too soon. ...

Q: Hi. I had a partial coectomy 1 year ago. Since that time, my abdomen has been very hard, it sticks way out and is lar...

Q: I have had continuous lower back pain for the past few months that has not been resolved. I went to a chiropractor a...

Q: I am awaiting an MRI due to what my Doctor thinks could be a trapped nerve. I've had pins and needles, pain and weakn...

Q: I had sex for the first time with my now ex gf (unprotected) and barely 3days after, i noticed peeling on my penis ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews