Is olive oil good for you? The quick answer is NO! But, why do I say it isn’t healthy when everyone else says it is? Because, everyone likes to hear good news about their bad eating habits. People are sensitive about their food and don’t want to be told how to eat.
Yet, you see our hospitals always filled up with new patients who eat a diet full of oil, fat, salt and sugar. It doesn’t matter what kind of refined oil you eat, it harms your endothelial layer of your veins and arteries. This is especially true for soybean, olive and palm oils [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov].
I know they say the Mediterranean diet is healthy, but I am not the only one who has his doubts about that being true.
There is good oil though. This is the oil that’s kept (‘intact’) inside seeds and nuts. It becomes poisonous to our system when it’s extracted from the whole food. For example; corn oil, olive oil and vegetable oil.
Eat the corn (whole if you don’t have a reaction to it) if you have to, but don’t use corn oil. If you eat the olive, you will still be consuming olive oil (I found out recently that olives cause me inflammation.)
Eat the avocado and you will be eating an oil rich fruit. Yes, it’s a fruit! Never use olive oil to drizzle on your salad, on other foods or to cook with. I know it makes things taste better, but everything that tastes good is not necessarily healthful.
You know, if I didn’t gain so much weight and knew I was headed for a heart attack or stroke, I would have kept on eating pizzas, hamburgers, greasy fries, butter, ice cream and drinking beer and whiskey.
But, I started not feeling good and never would have suspected it was the food that was going to kill me dead as a doornail. I got gout attacks and now I am prone to inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
I have finally learned which foods to eat and not to avoid all the pain and misery caused by inflammation. But, frankly, I do wish I could have olive oil on my salad and microwaved popcorn with palm oil, like I used to.
But, the truth is, that when you finally ‘know better’, you simply can’t go back to the old ways of your past, or you will suffer the consequences of poor eating choices. How I eat.
1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=17174226
Website Title Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD.
Publication Month January
Publication Year 2007
Article Title Olive, soybean and palm oils intake have a similar acute detrimental effect over the endothelial function in healthy young subjects.
Date Accessed January 09, 2018
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.