How Healthy is Sunflower Oil?

Whether we’re talking about building a balanced plate or balancing your blood sugar, we know that we throw the term “healthy fat” around quite a bit on the blog. What does it mean? If you’re using oil for cooking, which one should you use? One oil that you’ll find in lots of packaged products, as well as in kitchens and restaurants across the country, is sunflower oil.  But is sunflower oil as healthy as it seems? Today, Sam is on the blog to give you all the details on cooking fats, including which ones are the healthiest for your own kitchen. What is Sunflower Oil? Sunflower oil is made by pressing sunflower seeds into a liquid form. It’s long been considered a healthy oil since it contains unsaturated fats that may be good for your heart. However, in recent years, saturated fats have been largely exonerated of any major role in heart disease, meaning a lot of the so-called heart-healthy oils we once relied on may not be so healthy after all. There are a few different types of sunflower oil available today, and the type you’re using makes a difference in how healthy (or not-so-healthy) the oil is. What … Continue reading How Healthy is Sunflower Oil?