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There’s always something we could or should be doing to make our lives a little healthier, isn’t there? While taking up a 10k run regularly or eating no sugar ever again might sound like a stretch too far, there are simple swaps you can make at mealtimes for a quick health boost.

We’re talking about oil. Switching to rapeseed oil in place of your usual store cupboard staple could help boost your Omega 3 intake. Replacing olive oil with rapeseed oil can also help lower your saturated fat intake, so it’s a win-win!

Rapeseed oil comes from the tiny black seeds of the sunshine-yellow rapeseed flower, grown in fields throughout the UK countryside in the spring time. The seeds are about the size of a poppy seed, with a golden-yellow centre, and it’s only once they have reached their peak that they’re gathered by the Mazola farmers. Once collected, crushed and heated, the oil is then extracted and fully refined for the best rapeseed oil.

Mazola 100% Rapeseed Oil, priced from £1.50 when on promotion, has a high smoke point which makes it ideal for frying. Its mild flavour means it can be used as a base for salad dressings or a marinade for meat and fish, allowing the main ingredients to really shine and become the main focus of any dish. It gives you the confidence to know that you’ll get a great result, every time – whatever dish you’re planning!

Another easy oil switch you can make is to corn oil – which, like rapeseed, has a high smoke point – meaning it’s ideal for frying, baking and roasting to perfection. Aside from its practical benefits it’s also lower in saturated fat than olive oil and coconut oil. Create the crispiest chips by using Mazola 100% Pure Corn Oil, £2.25, to deep fry, or roast some Mediterranean vegetables with the oil and some seasoning on a high heat for a hearty warm summer salad.

So, what are you waiting for? Find Mazola oils at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Co-Op and Asda to make the most of summer meal times. You can also find mouthwatering recipes and more information at mazola.co.uk.

Do you have a favourite rapeseed or corn oil recipe tip? Let us know in the comments below!