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Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is the Healthiest Fat on Earth
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2019, 07:51:42 pm »
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Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is the Healthiest Fat on Earth

Healthline Nov. 03, 2019 02:18PM EST

SNIPPET:

Nutrient Composition of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is fairly nutritious.

It contains modest amounts of vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids.

One tablespoon (13.5 grams) of olive oil contains the following (1):

Saturated fat: 14%

Monounsaturated fat: 73% (mostly oleic acid)

Vitamin E: 13% of the Daily Value (DV)

Vitamin K: 7% of the DV

Notably, extra virgin olive oil shines in its antioxidant content.

Antioxidants are biologically active, and some of them can help fight serious diseases (2, 3Trusted Source).

The oil's main antioxidants include the anti-inflammatory oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein, a substance that protects LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidation (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source).

Some people have criticized olive oil for having a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (over 10:1). However, its total amount of polyunsaturated fats is still relatively low, so this shouldn't be a cause for concern.

Full article:

https://www.ecowatch.com/healthiest-fat-on-earth-2641205953.html
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