Which cooking oil is the best one for you? This online health calculator is an easy way to find out the fat content in cooking oil. Fat is one of the energy producing nutrients for your body. It is essential to include the correct proportion of fat in your diet for good health.
Four types of dietary fats react differently inside your body.
Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA)
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)
Saturated fat increases the level of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in blood, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease while unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA and PUFA) lower your LDL level. Trans fats are considered to be more harmful than saturated fats as they not only increase LDL level but also reduce HDL (good cholesterol) level.
Check out Medindia's
'Fat Content in Vegetable Oil or Ghee or Cooking Oil'
, an interactive diet calculator that calculates the amount of total fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids in the edible oil you choose.