Is your cooking oil good for your heart?

Here’s what experts say about the benefits of using the No. 1 canola oil brand in the Philippines - Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil

For thousands of years, people all over the world have been using cooking oil to make comforting dishes at home. In the Philippines alone, it is hard to imagine local cuisines without using cooking oil in the process. It is one of the elements that build our dishes' flavor profile. Just the scent of garlic and onion sautéed in oil is good enough to make anyone salivate.

Cooking oil isn't just for frying. It is also one of the key ingredients used in baking. It enables bakers to make cakes, bread, and all sorts of baked goodies that are moist and truly delectable.

Unfortunately, there are cooking oils out on the market that could increase people's risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. That is why finding the perfect oil to use is essential for home cooks, and one of the healthiest cooking oils is canola oil. Among the brands available today, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is the most trusted by most Filipino moms because it is the leading brand in the country.  It contains Omega 3 and 6 which are good for the heart, Vitamin A, and has the lowest saturated fats versus other types of cooking oil which makes it the healthier choice.

Many experts and home cooks have expressed the great things one can get from canola oil. To further look at it, we've listed down the benefits that come from using canola oil in people's everyday cooking—particularly, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.

Source of essential fatty acid

In order to make it, seeds sourced from canola plants are crushed to extract the oil, which is then further refined. This makes Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil a good source of plant-based fatty acids. According to registered nutritionist-dietician Thina Asis, "canola oil has Omega-3 & Omega-6 which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure."

Apart from being rich in fatty acids, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is also cholesterol-free and trans-fat-free. It has a low level of saturated fat and high monounsaturated fat content, which helps in reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body.

"Canola Oil has the lowest level of saturated fats among all types of cooking oil," registered nutritionist-dietician Christine Alcantara says. “This will help minimize the risks of heart diseases and stroke.”

High smoke point

One thing many home cooks may not know about is how smoke point plays in how healthy oil is. Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil, unlike other types of cooking oil, has a higher smoke point making it perfect for all types of dishes, especially for fried and deep-fried dishes.

“Canola Oil has a high smoke point so it is very ideal for frying,” registered nutritionist-dietician April Manlangit notes. “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.”

Great for cooking

The thing is, Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil is one of the best neutral oils people can get in the market. When we talk about neutral oil, it is the oil that allows true flavors from other ingredients to come out, making a dish more delicious. This makes Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil perfect not just for frying and baking but also sautéing, stir-frying, and roasting.

Consistent on quality

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is and has always been the top canola oil brand for Filipino consumers, becoming number in 2011 and still number one today, making it the most trusted canola oil brand in the country for years. According to Carmina Villarroel-Legaspi on her number 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.

Zoren Legaspi and their twins Mavy and Cassy have also started to cook and agree which canola oil brand to use, and as Zoren said  “Mahilig din ako magluto and when I cook, I only trust the No. 1 - Jolly Heart Mate.”

“Heart Mate lang ang cooking oil sa kusina namin,” Mavy mentioned. “Heart Mate for Life kaming pamilya,” Cassy added. Its consistent quality and heart health benefits make it the brand of choice for Filipino moms, medical professionals, and even trusted celebrities.

To know more about Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit or its official Facebook page. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, available in supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide, and online on Lazada, Shopee, and