Know Your Fats!

Contrary to popular belief, not all fats are the same. In fact, some fats are essential components of a healthy diet. Studies suggest unsaturated fats (the good fats) may even help lower cholesterol when eaten as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet. Beware of high levels of saturated fats, trans fats and dietary cholesterol (bad fats) in some shortenings and cooking oils as these may raise blood cholesterol.

Choose your fats wisely.
Choose fats and oils with 2 grams or less saturated fat per tablespoon, such as corn, soybean, canola, olive and sunflower oils.

Read food labels carefully.NutritionFacts

Beware when you read a label. Don't look only at the levels of cholesterol.  Also check for the saturated fats! Coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil are high in saturated fats, even though they have no cholesterol. Substitute coconut, palm and palm kernel oils with unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats found in Mazola®Vegetable, Corn, Canola, Corn Plus!®and Mazola® Pure® cooking sprays.

Substitute saturated fats with unsaturated fats.
This simple switch in the diet may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Look for added benefits.
In addition to being a 100% naturally cholesterol-free source of unsaturated fat, Mazola vegetable oil contains Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which may help reduce the risk of health problems such as heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin E also may help prevent the oxidation of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, which contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries.

Eat healthy without sacrificing the great taste of your foods.
Prepare your heart-healthy dishes with unsaturated fats such as Mazola cooking oils to help reduce your risk of heart disease without losing great taste. Don't forget that Mazola® oils will help bring out your food's flavor!