Is your Extra Virgin Olive Oil Really Olive Oil?

I am an LPN Nurse and recouping from being very sick, this is how I ate myself back to health. This article continues telling the story of my research into a different kind of nutrition.

By Joan McDaniel              September 5, 2012  

 And I’m not talking about Popeye’s Olive Oil

The health benefits of Olive Oil are well known and in my previous posts, I document the benefit of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and the health dangers of hydrogenated oil or vegetable oil.  These replacement oils may indeed be the restricted Trans Fat.  Trans fat and hydrogenated fats are harmful because they leave free-radicals in the body thus causing aging and disease. See my other posts for further explanations. According to Tom Mueller’s book, we may indeed be in-fact getting hydrogenated oil when we think we are going the extra mile and buying Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

In a book review from the New York Times published: December 7, 2011.  “A few pages into Tom Mueller’s new book, “Extra Virginity,” there’s a funny moment when an olive oil expert holds up a bottle that’s covered with dubious claims: “100 percent Italian,” “cold-pressed,” “extra virgin.” The man shakes his head and says, perhaps with a hint of Don Rickles in his voice, “Extra virgin? What’s this oil got to do with virginity? This is a whore.”




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joe_m October 15, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Now I have to test my olive oil. I cook frequently with olive oil. It is the only oil I use. Thank you for an informative blog.
Joan McDaniel October 15, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I hope it helps. I did not know much about the taste of olive oil before, but now that I have a good oil, I have learned to love its taste. When it is not fresh, It tastes a little different. Thanks again


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