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Food of the week: DHA-supplemented Canola Oil

While I was at Walmart today looking for vinegar, I ran across a new product that is perfect for PCOS! Crisco's Puritan brand has released a canola oil with algal DHA. What that is, is regular canola oil blended with marine algae omega-3's.

If you regularly read this blog, you know the"S" and"C" rule about oils; avoid, as much as possible, (with the exception of canola), oils beginning with the letters"S" and"C". For most women, that translates into cooking primarily with olive and canola oils. This new canola also has those hard-to-find marine oils, in the form of marine algae oil.

One tablespoon of this oil contains 32 mg of DHA. Fat is still fat, and you should still moderae fat intake…so this is really not a practical way to get all of your omega-3's. But, if you make simple switches and add a little DHA where before there was none, you can effect big changes. This oil could be used in waffles, muffins, salad dressings…wherever you were using any other kind of vegetable oil.

I especially love that I found this product at Walmart…meaning you don't have to have a lot of money to buy health-promoting foods or take care of yourself.