Amy, what do you think of Enova Oil? Is it a healthier option?

I have not used this new oil so I my knowledge of the product is limited. According to their website, Enova is a new salad and cooking oil that is made from natural canola and soy oils. Typical cooking/salad oils contain mostly triglycerides (TAG) with a small amount of diacylglycerol (DAG). The body digests and processes DAG oil similar to other oils. However, rather than circulating through the body, the DAG oils travel through the portal system to the liver and are oxidized. This essentially means that it may help lower blood lipid levels (triglycerides) and help promote weight loss.

The question arises: how much Enova oil is needed to promote weight loss and/or decrease lipid levels? Some physicians feel that people may only lose a few pounds over the course of a year if they substitute DAG based oils for other conventional oils. In addition, dietitians suggest people try to improve their intake of omega-3 fatty acids and decrease intake of omega-6 fatty acids. The oil with the most optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is canola oil. Also, it is suggested that olive oil and canola oil contain higher amounts of the ever important heart-healthy monounsaturated fats than Enova oil.

Bottom line? Enova oil could be considered a healthier option than oils such as safflower and sunflower oil, but I would recommend sticking with extra virgin olive oil or canola oil.

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