May 15, 2012

Benefits of Olive Oil

The benefits of olive oil (extra virgin specifically) are endless!

Some highlights:
It prevents colon cancer.
Protects against heart disease.
Controls "bad" cholesterol and raises "good" cholesterol.
Helps control ulcers.
Lowers the production of gallstones.
Prevents belly fat production.
Reduce severity of arthritis (particularly inflammation).
Helps bring asthma under control.


It's fairly simple to incorporate olive oil in your diet...cook with it instead of any other type of oil!
Use it in your salad instead of dressing. (Quantity control, though...be careful...high in calories!)
Make tasty recipes like olive oil granola with other goodies!


5 comments:

  1. I love extra virgin olive oil - even though it does have a fairly high calorie content for what it is, I always try to use it as a salad dressing with vinegar.

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  2. I always try to cook with olive oil instead of butter because of all the health benefits. I've also heard it's good for your hair!

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  3. These are all great points - thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing these tips. You know so much about nutrition. I love it. We love to cook with olive oil over butter!
    Thank you for all your sweet words, Cami!
    I got the dress @ Target for five bucks. Lol. It was an online order that got returned.
    I hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Xoxox
    Maria

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  5. Wonderful tips! I know, that olive oil is very useful, but I could't even imagine, that it has so many useful properties!Thank you!:)

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