Good beautiful morning from Sunny Winter Haven Florida. As teaching chefs, many of our students ask questions about extra virgin olive oil and the health benefits associated with daily use, especially for people concerned about heart health. Most people don’t know there are two types of high blood pressure. So, I’d say it’s really good for all of us to keep a close watch over our favorite red ticker 🙂 So One such concern is the health benefits associated with using olive oil on everything. (Miriam and I always say, “Splash it on Everything.”)
According to studies, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an excellent fat for daily use. A great story written by the Olive Oil Times says, “After analyzing thirty years of data, the research team concluded that eating more than a half tablespoon of olive oil per day could lower the risk of a heart attack by 20 percent, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 15 percent and lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 21 percent.
Here’s the thing.
It’s super easy to get loaded up on saturated fats that are hard on the heart. Many pre-made foods are loaded with unhealthy fats. There’s a big difference from the saturated fat you get from a dinner of grass-fed beef and the saturated fat you get from a hotdog. All processed meats will be much higher in saturated fat than the meat in its original form. For example, a chicken breast vs chicken deli slices.
Here’s the good news! Olive oil is great on everything and full of monounsaturated fat that is super duper for your heart. So here’s to the good news! Grab your grass-fed beef and cook up some burgers and serve on a big salad drizzled with Canary Island Garlic Herb Olive Oil… and you got yourself a lip-smackingly delicious meal.
What do you use your Extra Virgin Olive Oil on every day?
Kristi Linebaugh & Miriam Vigoa
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