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A New Warning About Olive Oil

Damaged omega-6 fats are disastrous to your health, and are responsible for far more health problems than saturated fats ever were.

Trans fat is the artery-clogging, highly damaged omega-6 polyunsaturated fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening.

I strongly recommend never using margarine or shortening when cooking. I guarantee you you’re already getting far too much of this damaging fat if you consume any kind of processed foods, whether it be potato chips, pre-made cookies, or microwave dinners.

Trans fat is the most consumed type of fat in the U.S., despite the fact that there is no safe level of trans fat consumption, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

Trans fat raises your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while lowering your HDL (good cholesterol) levels, which of course is the complete opposite of what you want. In fact, trans fats — as opposed to saturated fats — have been repeatedly linked to heart disease. They can also cause major clogging of your arteries, type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Personally I don’t cook very much but when I do I use Pure Virgin Coconut Oil as it is the most resistant to heating damage, but also a great source of medium chained triglycerides and lauric acid.

So, cleaning these oils out of your kitchen cupboard is definitely recommended if you value your health.

Related:
Guide to Cooking Oils
Are Raw Foods Healthier Than Cooked?
Does Fat Make Us Fat?

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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3:42PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

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4:50AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Palm Oil & Olive Oil


One of the BASIC Principles of the "Mediterranean Diet" is PURPOSELY Olive Oil, that contains also Vitamin E, i.e.: also antioxidant properties!!
My husband, English, went to the Hospital in Dorset, UK, where his Father had just been saved from a heart attack, undergoing an operation in which a triple Bypass had been placed.
Heart attack had been the same cause of death for my husband's two Uncles and his Grandmother; & his mother being saved with a Pace-maker.

After his father's operation, at the Hospital, the English Cardiologist, ASKED my husband to immediately shift to a "Mediterranean Diet" & use Olive Oil, just for healthy living and in order to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases!!!

5:19AM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

There are many lovely Aussie brands of olive oil and so we buy those, also we use coconut oil which is nice.

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12:31AM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

2:36AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

thank you

4:09PM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

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12:40PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

Ants are eaten uncooked.

12:16PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

I've cooked with Olive Oil form Kalamata Greece (only) for the last 15 years, and have never ever felt better! I tried for a little while with white oil as it's so much cheaper, but gained over 10 kilo in 2 months. Never again!!

7:52PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thanks.

12:16AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

thanks

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