Heart Healthy Cooking with Olive Oil
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol. To receive the highest level of antioxidant benefits, select "extra-virgin" and "virgin" olive oils, the least processed forms. When you see the term "light" on olive oil labels, it indicates a reduced olive flavor.
Simple ways to use more olive oil:
- Sauté your vegetables in olive oil.
- Replace some of the fat in baked goods with olive oil.
- Use an olive oil based salad dressing.
- Flavor bread by dipping in olive oil.
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