Celebrating Heart Month: Choosing the right cooking oil for your heart

Scientific studies have proven the heart-health benefits of using Canola Oil in everyday cooking, which is why doctors and other health professionals have recommended Canola Oil. And when it comes to choosing the right brand of Canola Oil, one thing is clear – the consistent No. 1 brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is the only brand to trust.

According to Registered Nutritionist-Dietician Thina Asis, canola oil has essential fatty acids which promote heart health. “Canola Oil has Omega-3 & Omega-6 which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure,” Asis said. Made from the crushed seeds of the canola plant, canola oil is a great source of plant-based omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Several Registered Nutritionist-Dieticians echoed the same information Christine Alcantara, RND and April Manlangit, RND advocate using Canola Oil in cooking. “Canola Oil has the lowest level of saturated fats among all types of cooking oil”, Christine said. “This will help minimize the risks of heart diseases and stroke,” Alcantara added. Manlangit highlighted the importance of having a high smoke point in cooking, “Canola Oil has a high smoke point so it is very ideal for frying,“ Manlangit said. “Smoke point refers to when the oil begins to break down and produce chemicals which may be harmful to health, so it is important to choose a cooking oil which has a high smoke point,” Manlangit added.

But it is not just enough to use Canola Oil – like choosing the perfect life partner, one should use the leading and most trusted Canola Oil brand, so you can be sure that you are getting the heart-health benefits for you and your family.

For Makati-based mommy Sheh Lizano, using only Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is an easy decision. The 48-year-old mom of four shares that several diseases run in her family’s blood, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.

Ayaw kong manahin ng mga anak ko ang mga sakit na ‘yun, kasi gusto ko rin ma-enjoy nila ang happy life,” Lizano says. Her initial solution was to avoid fried food, despite it being her family’s favorite.

“Pero nung nalaman ko ang advantage na maganda sa puso ang Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, every day we use it kapag nagluluto para sa pamilya,” she says.

Nutritionist-dietician April Manlangit clarifies that Canola Oil is not only ideal for frying. It can also be used for baking and roasting. What’s more, with minimal taste, it allows for the full flavors of food to come out.

Meanwhile, young mommy Grace Escueta from Laguna has grown more conscious of what she prepares for her family.

Talagang inaalam kung ano ang dapat i-prepare na ingredients, lalong higit kung anong gagamitin kong cooking oil,” she says. “Noong na-introduce sa ‘kin si Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, doon ko natutunan lalo ang importance ng maganda ang ginagamit mong oil in preparing meals for your family.”

Even celebrity mom and wife Carmina Villarroel has only one choice when it comes to cooking oil. “Para sa akin, Jolly Heart Mate lang talaga in cooking meals for my family. Sigurado ako sa quality and I’m sure that when I cook, ‘di ko lang na-papasaya ang mga puso nila, na-proprotektahan ko pa,” Carmina said. “Why should you settle when you can choose the best?” Carmina added.

Carmina’s husband Zoren Legaspi and twins Mavy and Cassy Legaspi cannot agree more. “Mahilig din ako magluto and when I cook, I only trust the No. 1 – Jolly Heart Mate,” Zoren said. Mavy and Cassy have also started getting active in the kitchen and they already know which brand they should use. “Heart Mate lang ang cooking oil sa kusina namin,” Mavy mentioned. “Heart Mate for Life kaming pamilya,” Cassy added.

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil has been the consistent No. 1 Canola Oil brand since 2011, making it the most trusted Canola Oil brand in the country for years. Its consistent quality and heart health benefits make it the brand of choice for Filipino moms, medical professionals, and even trusted celebrities!

Protect your heart this Heart Month by using only the leading and most trusted canola oil brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. Available in supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide, and online on Lazada, Shopee, and AceMarket.ph. For more information, check out the brand’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil.