I try to avoid all oils in my diet. But I remember Jeff Novick writing that if
you had to choose an oil to consume, canola oil would be the least unhealthy.
Jeff Novick made it very clear, however, that he was not endorsing any oil. He was only saying that if you were to consume an oil, canola oil would do the least amount of damage to your health.
And here is a column about Finland's battle with Heart Disease, which features quotes from Jeff Novick and mentions canola oil too. Heart Disease Deaths Plunge By 75 Percent
It was a very good replacement. "With butter, 64% of its fatty acids are saturated, which makes it the highest of all animal foods in artery-clogging saturated fat. Canola oil, by contrast, has the least amount of saturated fat, just one-tenth that of butter, of any naturally occurring fat," notes Dr. Jay Kenney, Nutrition Research Specialist at Pritikin.
"It worked in Finland. It can work in America," encourages Jeffrey Novick, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
"Finland has shown us that when you get EVERYONE involved in ONE program that supports healthy choices - growers and grocers, doctors and patients, schools and service organizations, government and the private sector - people can experience dramatic and very rapid improvements in health."
"If you really want to see change, this is how you do it," sums up Novick. "Finland offers hope that our own great country can do the same."
Again, Jeff Novick does not endorse the use of canola oil. However, I would bet that if you forced him to choose between recommending 2 tablespoons of butter versus recommending 2 tablespoons of canola oil, he would choose the canola oil.