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What is the best oil for cooking?

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Oil is a staple in every kitchen. It is used every day for roasting, grilling, baking, frying, sautéing and creating dressings. There are so many different types of oil to choose from for example canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and coconut oil. But how do you know which one these oils is best for cooking? When choosing your cooking oil there are 3 things to remember: oil composition, smoke point and flavor.

Oil composition

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How do I choose the best yogurt?

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Like with everything, not all yogurts are created equal. In fact, there is quite a jungle of yogurts out there and you would be surprised just how much they differ. There are those that are really good for you and there are those that are simply not. On my last trip to Safeway I picked up a yogurt, their pantry essential brand, and I was horrified when I read the list of ingredients. Not only did the yogurt contain high corn fructose syrup as the third ingredient on the list after milk and vanilla base, the yogurt was lacking the live and active cultures which make yogurt healthy in the first place. In addition, the yogurt contained colors yellow 5 and yellow 6 not to mention pectin, carrageenan, modified corn starch and phenylalanine. Studies show that yogurt is really good for us, so how do you chose a good and healthy yogurt and where do you begin? Continue reading