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11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils

Fats in the diet are highly controversial. Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1, 2). For some reason, dietary gu…

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15 Brilliant Uses for Vegetable Oil

From cleaning jewelry to perfectly-measured ingredients, read on for some of the most interesting ways to use this pantry staple. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! Earli…

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Urgent: Throw These Cooking Oils in the Trash

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock In the words of Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser: "If they have to put the word 'natural' on a box to convince you, it probably isn't." But thi…

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Which Vegetables Are Healthier Cooked?

In response to my Care2 post #1 Anticancer Vegetable, there was a great question about whether it's better to eat garlic raw or cooked. It appears the secret to maintaining the anti-cancer effects of …

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The Truth About Coconut Oil

You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of nega…

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Burning Cooking Oil, In a Good Way

We have all been reading about the virtues of using recycled vegetable oil to power everything from lawn mowers to diesel engines for years now. Actually, Rudolph Diesel, the inventor of the Diesel en…

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Make Mine a Grease Car

If you have a diesel car, you can convert it to one that runs entirely on leftover vegetable oil that would otherwise be thrown away by your friendly neighborhood greasy spoon. Even non-diesel cars ca…

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