Q: Is canola oil bad for me? I heard I should never cook with it because it easily turns rancid!
A: Canola oil isn’t bad for you; it’s good for you! In fact it’s one of the more versatile healthy oils, and it also contains a diverse blend of fats (saturated, monounsaturated, omega-3, and omega-6). As you mentioned, canola oil is commonly mis-categorized as an oil not to cook with due to its ability to quickly turn rancid upon heating.