Researchers from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands investigated the effect the TYPE of fat consumed with a meal, may have on satiety.

Three types of fats were given providing predominantly 3 types of fatty acids – saturated, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fat.

They concluded that compared to the saturated fat ( SHEA – oil) both the mono-unsaturated fatty acid ( CANOLA oil) and a poly-unsaturated fatty acid ( Safflower oil) had a marked effect on after meal satiety.

Safflower oil is usually not commercially available as an everyday household product. It is also important to note that different types of safflower oils are produced.

The type used in the study was if fact the poly-unsaturated oil that, like sunflower oil, is associated with increased intake of OMEGA 6 fats.

This in turn (increased intake of Omega 6 fats) is associated with increased inflammation in the body and subsequently increased risk for insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease risk.

Canola oil on the other hand is available and affordable and it is easy to make this food item a part of your everyday BETTER food choices.

1 teaspoon of oil provides only 190 kilo joules and PLENTY but plenty healthy properties.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr;89(4):1019-24. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2008.27335. Epub 2009 Feb 18.