My partner’s genetics make cholesterol a problem even though he’s pretty young and really watches what he eats (no pork, cheese, etc).
We’ve been trying to figure out the best cooking oil to use while avoiding saturated fats because that was his doctor’s advice.
From what I can tell, it seems like sunflower oil might be our best choice because it’s high in monounsaturated fat, lower in polyunsaturated fat, and low in saturated fat.
Apparently it is not good to cook with oils that have high amounts of polyunsaturated fat because these break down into harmful substances.
We don’t deep fry or anything. We mostly use oils to sautée vegetables. We don’t usually use high heat, but I would like to know which oil would be healthiest if we did choose to cook something on high heat.
We settled on a couple of oils previously, then we did more research and realized they were not ideally suited for cooking. I’m curious what everyone else is using.