Liquid Gold: Six Heart-Healthy Oils

Blitz pain, reduce blood pressure and beat stress with six heart-healthy oils

by Ashley Gartland

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Once forced to choose between sunflower oil and lard, we now have seemingly endless options in the cooking fats section of the supermarket.

"And just as runners experiment with different sports nutrition products, we can experiment with oils to optimise health," says sports dietitian Dina Griffin.

She says eating a variety of oils - in moderation - can help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins and reduce your risk of certain diseases. These six also provide some unexpected kicks of flavour.

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