05/27/2011 08:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cooking Oils: What's Healthy And What's Not

We've all heard that certain types of oil are healthy for us -- studies have found, for instance, that two tablespoons of olive oil a day may be linked to heart benefits and early laboratory research has indicated that there may be a possible connection between flaxseed oil and several health conditions.

But not all oils are on the same playing field -- and some are better for you than others.

"It can get pretty confusing with the variety of oils on the market today," Michel Nischan says on this "Quick Tip" from Pure and Simple with Michel Nischan. Check out his healthy, money-saving breakdown on how to choose the best oil for cooking and flavoring your favorite dishes.