Fast Food Industry Chooses Less Healthy Corn Oil

Love To Eat| Almost 70 percent of fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s have switched to corn oil for fries, after the ban on trans fats. Corn oil has the highest levels of saturated fats of any vegetable oil.

Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats found in safflower, soy, sunflower seed and canola oils may help lower cholesterol, when they are used instead of saturated fats, according to the heart association. Corn oil has a higher amount of saturated fats and is lower in the so-called good fats than other commonly used vegetable oils.

Researchers found that small, local restaurants used heart-healthier oils in foods. via Bloomberg News