WellnessProposals Nutrition fact sheets, nutrition handouts and other nutrition information Fats, Oils and Sweeteners Balancing Calories and Optimizing Fats Fats and oils are essential to a nutritious diet. They play an important role in the foods we eat—from enhancing flavor, texture, moistness, and overall meal satisfaction, to providing healthful heart benefits. Fats and oils are also a key part of the diet and a cornerstone of proper growth and development. Canola Oil: Good for Every Body! Did you know that canola oil contains the least amount of saturated fat of any common edible oil? With just 7% saturated fat, canola oil is 93% healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The polyunsaturated fats in canola oil include the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. These fats are needed because the body cannot make them. Canola oil is also a good source of vitamins E and K and plant sterols, which may help keep the heart healthy. Dietary Fats: Clarifying an Age-Old Issue Which is healthier—butter, margarine or vegetable oil? What is trans fat and why is it bad for me? Is it better for my heart to replace butter with margarine? Should I try to cut out fats? Diglyceride-Rich Cooking / Salad Oil: To Help Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle You may already know that certain oils like olive oil and canola oil are part of a healthy diet. These oils, as well as soybean, corn and peanut oils, all provide healthful polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. For consumers who are working toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle, diglyceride-rich cooking and salad oil is an option that can offer unique health benefits. Facts About Sucralose What is Sucralose? Sucralose is a non-caloric sweetener made from sugar. It’s 600 times sweeter than sugar and has a clean, sweet taste without an aftertaste. Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages. And, it works well in most home cooking and baking recipes. Facts About Fructose Fructose occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables and their juices, as well as honey. It gives these foods their sweet taste. Fructose in crystalline form has been widely used for the past 20 years as a nutritive sweetener in foods and beverages. Keeping Trans Fat in Focus There are so many messages about fats these days—good fats, bad fats, trans fats. Lately, you’ve probably been hearing more about trans fat. Before making any decisions about changing your diet, you need the facts about the role of fats in a healthy eating plan. Straight Answers About Aspartame Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetening ingredient that provides the sweet taste of sugar without the calories. Aspartame has been used in numerous foods and beverages for 25 years and is enjoyed by millions of Americans every day.
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