Healthy Alternatives To Olive Oil

While olive oil is full of heart-healthy antioxidants and diet-friendly oleic acid, it’s not the only healthy oil on the market. Here’s a look at three alternatives: avocado oil, coconut oil, and grape seed oil.

 

Benefits of a good quality olive oil include:

  1. It contains polyphenols, which are fat-soluble antioxidants that protect the brain and heart which can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and prevent long term diseases.
  2. Mono unsaturated fatty acids are good for the heart, support balancing hormones and lubricate joints.
  3. Vitamin E improves heart health and increases healthy glowing skin.

Top ways to pick the best olive oil:

  1. Smell the oil to see if it has, a very distinct strong aroma.
  2. Dark glass bottle.
  3. Should harden or get cloudy if put in the refrigerator.
  4. Look for extra virgin olive oil, certified organic and look at the harvest season date and expiration date on the bottle

 

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