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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

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  Published on March 29th, 2021
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  Last modified May 6th, 2023

The reason we always recommend using olive oil is answered in this article.During your pre-keto days you’ve probably used a variety of oils for cooking, and you’ve probably noticed that they were part of the reason why you found yourself gaining a lot of weight.But why olive oil? Why not normal vegetable oils–aren’t they high in fat? Well, let’s answer these questions.Olive Oil vs. Vegetable OilsA strong reason why we don’t recommend using vegetable oils on a ketogenic diet is that they will cause you to have inflammation.You’re going to start feeling that burn and it’s one of the reasons why a lot of people stop a ketogenic diet early.While olive oil consists of very healthy fat–70% monounsaturated fat to be exact, this type of fat will not cause you any discomfort and it actually has many more benefits.Olive oil has been shown to:Helps in reducing the risk for heart diseaseReduces your total cholesterol and increases your HDL (good) cholesterol Reduces inflammationContains antioxidant properties that can help reduce cancer.So, olive oil is a clear winner when […]…

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