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What is the current standpoint on cooking with olive oil?

Usually I make dishes by adding a tablespoon of olive oil to the meat or vegetables and just have them for some time on a teflon pan. I know that frying is done on high temperatures and results in ...
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Is it safe to use olive oil to clean the ear wax?

It is safe to use olive oil to clean the ear wax as advised here? This site said it's good: Although there are questions about the effectiveness of any specific ear drops, olive oil -- as long ...
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Which oil is healthiest for frying?

It's common to put a small amount of oil in the pan when frying, such as with a stir fry. But different oils have different qualities, so what would be the best choice for pan frying? I assume that ...
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Is canola oil good or bad as compared to other cooking oils?

Recently (Dec 2017), it came out in Nature magazine that chronic use of canola oil can lead to memory impairments and even Alzheimer's. So far I had been reading mostly good things about it, also ...
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

As the question states, when boiling/steaming kale, do the omega 3 oils get boiled out? I imagine the answer is yes similar to how oil gets boiled out from chicken or meat in a soup.
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Flax seed vs supplements for omega-3

I was comparing sources of omega-3. Supplements: 0.75 g * 180 / $ 21.96 = 6.1 g/$ (here) 0.75 g * 120 / $ 25.62 = 3.5 g/$ (here) 1.40 g * 90 / $ 28.47 = 4.4 g/$ (here) (label is per 2 capsules) 0.45 ...
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Butter vs Lard vs Palm oil

Palm oil is demonized a lot. I know that it contains a lot of polyunsaturated fats. The same thing is known about any animal fats including those in butter, cheese or lard. But these products are ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

Are there any benefits to taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement versus just taking an Omega 3 supplement? According to Wikipedia, in a "typical Western diet" the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is ...
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What are the research-proven health benefits of Coconut Oil?

I've heard a lot about how good coconut oil is for you but, a quick search finds only esoteric research. The sites that mention it (WebMD, Harvard.edu) just reported "a study shows..." but no citation ...
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What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil injection?

Intramuscular injections of oils such as synthol is sometimes used in amateur and professional body-builders to enlarge their muscle volume. What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil ...
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What is the evidence for the health effects of frying with olive oil

There are those who say that consuming food cooked with olive oil (in which olive oil is exposed to high heat) takes away the health benefits or even is detrimental to the health. What is the evidence ...
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Does pure lanolin for sale in stores still contain vitamins?

I have heard that lanolin is a great source of certain vitamins, particularly vitamin d2 & d3. I like to use lanolin on my skin as a moisturizer, but I'd much rather use it in it's most natural ...
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Questions about the use of Vitamin-E to prevent scar formation after blood donation

I am told that applying Vitamin-E before donating blood prevents permanent scar formation. But won't it's effect be nullified when the Phlebotomist applies the disinfectant before drawing my blood? Is ...
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Is using vegetable oil bad for a ketogenic diet?

I have read on various sources that vegetble oil is improper for a ketogenic diet. But I do not understand why. If the fats are suppose to turn into ketones, which in turn are burned for energy ...
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How do you calculate the nutrients of the oils food is cooked in? [closed]

Periodically, I record my food intake. Over the years, I've tried to hone my methods for capturing the most accurate data possible, but since I don't have my own lab, I am forced to rely on data that ...
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Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_oil CBD oil It looks like CBD oil is made of hemp. Are they any major differences between hemp oil and CBD oil or are they pretty much the same?
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Nutritional difference between uncooked and cooked sesame oil?

I like adding uncooked sesame oil in some of my salad dressings, but am now worried of the potential negative health implications of consuming uncooked sesame oil, as I've only ever seen it used by ...
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What's wrong with fish canned in oil?

I found the following post on a food-related forum (here): Farmed fish do have omega 3 in them. They have a chunk of omega 6 too so while they do have omega 3, they're not ideal for normalizing ...
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Olive oil versus sunflower oil

I wondered what was the best for the health. In general but also, I noticed that my sunflower oil indicates on its bottle that it shouldn't be cooked over 175 C°, what happens if we do (by mistake ...
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What is the health danger of frying past a smoking point?

What are the health risks of cooking/frying with healthy oils past their smoke point? I've heard that the oil is decomposed and toxin are formed. How does that affect our health when we eat fried ...
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Is stomach acid an emulsion?

It occurred to me that oils float on water, and the stomach is always full of aqueous solution. The stomach empties at the bottom, meaning that oils would only ever pass out of the stomach when it is ...