My friend Aldara mentioned the other day that one tablespoon olive oil equals 120 calories of which 120 FAT calories.. What??! That’s a whole lot of fat calories for one tablespoon! That never occurred to me.. I always think of olive oil as something I can use freely since it’s so healthy. Maybe not?
I did a little research and I found out that olive oil is one of the best sources of the heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (the saturated fats are the bad guys) So it certainly is a good choice when we need to use some fat in our cooking and salad dressings. Just use it in moderation; 2-3 tablespoons is recommended per day.
And the great thing is that olive oil makes us look better too; it contains squalene, which may protect against free radical damage; which means healthy skin and fewer signs of sun related aging
Ok… I’m relieved and I say: Olive it! 😉
BTW: The best olive oil is “cold pressed extra virgin” olive oil; Its minimally processed and therefore has the maximum health benefits.