James Cain Posted January 2, 2015 Report Share Posted January 2, 2015 I've often wondered about the physiological impact of including extra virgin olive oil vs. cold-pressed canola oil in one's diet, assuming both were high quality. It seems the research shows similar metabolic benefits, and for similar reasons--high MUFA and relatively low SFA and PUFA, high antioxidants and bioactive compounds, similar effects on lipids, glucose, inflammation, etc. Canola oil does have more linolenic acid, but also more linoleic acid, but otherwise I can't think of anything glaringly obvious on why one would choose one over the other. Sure, EVOO has a lot of epidemiology, but there seems to be a lot of interventional research suggesting similar effects. Before I spend some time reading more in depth about this, has anyone looked into this before and have thoughts on one vs. the other? I can, and have been, choosing what are likely good sources of EVOO (much thanks to MR for making this easier), but concerns over adulteration and cost have led me to wonder every so often about canola oil as a viable alternative. James P.S., he archives seem to be down so I can't search. I've heard talk of permanently disabling the email list to move to the forums--is this related? I have used Grep to search through the archive files on my computer but this doesn't seem to work as well as the archives. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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