Canola Oil Health Claim
Canola Oil May Reduce the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
In October 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil based on its content of unsaturated fats. The claim states:
Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about one and a half 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.
Did You Know? Health professionals recommend:
- Keeping total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories.
- Choosing monounsaturated fat from sources such as nuts, seeds and vegetable oils including canola oil.
- Increasing omega-3 fat from sources such as salmon, lake trout, walnuts and canola oil.
- Consuming less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat per day.
- Avoiding trans fat.