Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Recommended Power Foods - Part 14 - Olive Oil


Recommended Power Foods - Part 14 - Olive Oil
(Information from The Power of Food - Bonnie Raffel R. D., Author)


This oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fats, the kind that keeps the HDL (good) cholesterol high and the LDL (bad) cholesterol low.  Olive oil is considered to be a healthy promoting oil, by benefiting the heart, decreasing inflammation and aiding numerous other health conditions.  Change your diet by replacing margarine and butter with olive oil on bread or toast, add to vegetables, or create vinaigrett4es and salad dressings by using olive oil.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on uncooked dishes where the flavor complements the food.  Select extra virgin olive oil for excellent taste.
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