Canola Oil is higher in Omega 3 fatty acid ALA than any other oil except flaxseed oil. ALA is particularly important as our bodies can’t produce it. ALA is closely linked to good heart health.
When it comes to saturated fat, Canola Oil has the lowest saturated fat level of any vegetable oil. auzure Canola contains approximately 7.1g of saturated fat per 100mL. Canola is lower in saturated fat than Olive Oil – which has approximately 14g of saturated fat per 100mL.
In 2006, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a qualified health claim for canola oil and products made using canola oil to carry a statement about canola’s ability to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat in the diet.
“Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1.5 tablespoons (19 grams) of canola oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content in canola oil. To achieve this possible benefit, canola oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day.” 4
A number of studies link canola oil to reducing harmful LDL cholesterol levels.
“Canola oil is a safe and healthy form of fat that will reduce blood LDL cholesterol levels and heart disease risk compared to carbohydrates or saturated fats such as found in beef tallow or butter. Indeed, in a randomized trial that showed one of the most striking reductions in risk of heart disease, canola oil was used as the primary form of fat” 5
auzure is virtually trans fat free at 0.7%. The Heart Foundation gives the following advice on how to achieve a healthy balanced diet low in saturated and trans fat:
“Use spreads and margarines made from canola, sunflower or olive oil. Cook with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils, such as canola, sunflower, soybean, olive, sesame and peanut oils….” 6
Results of the world’s most detailed population study spanning more than 30-years show that people who consumed more unsaturated fats – like plant based canola – lived longer than those who ate high amounts of saturated and trans fats. 7