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Choose Olive Oil as a Healthy Alternative

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  • Extra Virgin olive oil has a low smoke point but is the only kind that has 100% olive oil. virgin olive oil and all others have other oils combined, that is why they are cheaper and have a lower smoke point. Most will not say this on the bottle. It is false advertizing even in well known brands. Also extra virgin olive oil needs to be bought in a dark green bottle or it will go rancid and imported, greece and Italy and other country's are good. Regular price for good oil is $15.00 a bottle, but many I find on sale for 1/2 price.
  • Thank you for the conversion chart! Great article!
  • Great article and love the chart!
  • Thank you for the conversion chart! I love olive oil!
  • Excellent article on benefits of Olive Oil. Very helpful and informative.
  • I cook with olive oil and bake with butter/applesauce or yogurt/banana combination.
  • Olive oil has a low smoke point so not good for frying.
  • To have a balanced diet, you need to include oils. They coat your nerve cells, so they are not exposed when they shouldn't be, unnecessarily causing pain.

    The conversion chart is nice, but you did not mention that you cannot bake with olive oil, and that cooking over high heat with olive oil is dangerous because it causes fires. A little more information about that would have been helpful! I hope no one gets injured after reading this, because it can happen so fast.
  • I tried using coconut oil but found I am allergic to it - I had the worst stomach cramps. So, now I am trying olive oil for the health benefits. I put my dog on coconut oil as he is diabetic and wouldn't eat, and I think was even dying. But as soon as he took the first 1/2 tsp of it, he woke up and has been like a puppy since. So, I won' t switch him to the olive oil I have AFib and am very obese so have no energy, and was told that I need to take more oils. So, we'll see how I do with the olive oil. I researched it to make sure I had the purest I could find, and Kirkland at Costco, and California Olive Ranch are the two best and purest. So, I got a bottle of the California Olive Ranch and will see how I do on that. I prefer the taste of the coconut oil, but as that isn't an option, I'll get used to the olive oil, I'm sure. .
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    I don't care what they say about it, it tastes terrible, we don't like the taste, my family won't tolerate even the light tasting olive oil. My dietitian days Canola Oil is fine, that's what we use, period. They push olive oil like Kale, also awful tasting.......... Yuck
  • Great article only I cannot afford to use olive oil that much.
  • Love olive oil but it get toxic with heat so I use coconut oil for cooking.
  • Interesting article!!
  • NO oil is healthy. Not ANY oil. Cook without oil. Empty calories, high fat. You don't need it, leave it.
  • Since learning about the good benefits, I have been using more olive oil in my food. Thank you for pointing out the difference in the olive oils, I have wondered about it.

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