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  • Can you have too much Olive oil?

    just curious.

    Im taking in about 4 tbsp of it a day as it is easy to use and I love the taste.

  • #2
    EVOO has about 1.3 grams of omega 6 and only about 100 omega 3. So I will be mindful of that and balance the omega 6:3 ratio with fish oil/seafood. On the other hand, EVOO is very good for you (high in monounsaturated fatty acids/antioxidants).
    Last edited by Zed; 02-21-2011, 10:58 PM.

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    • #3
      I'm Italian-American, and for us, 4T of olive oil is nothing:-) We consider it the best fat you can use! (I take fish oil and also eat a lot of fish.)

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      • #4
        You can have too much in terms of calories, but 4 T is nothing to worry about.
        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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        • #5
          Yes you could. Olive oil, although healthy, is a vegetable oil, which makes it highly susceptible to rancidity. It is also very high in Omega-6 and we all know Omega 6 is highly inflammatory. Personally, I would concentrate on getting most of your fats from saturated sources and having olive oil is small quantities.

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          • #6
            Watching this video and reading the article they seem to give EVOO a bagging

            Olive Oil is NOT Health Food but Sick Food - YouTube

            http://www.thevegetariansite.com/health_oliveoil.htm

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            • #7
              If it's real, fresh-pressed stuff, recently made you're fine. Odds are, what you think is olive oil is actually counterfeit. Most of it is. What brand are you using?
              Crohn's, doing SCD

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                If it's real, fresh-pressed stuff, recently made you're fine. Odds are, what you think is olive oil is actually counterfeit. Most of it is. What brand are you using?
                Hmm La Espanola

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                • #9
                  Personally I don't think so... Unless of course you cook with it at high temperatures. If you cook it hotter than its smoke point, it turns rancid and into a bad fat.

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                  • #10
                    No

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                    • #11
                      If it's not constantly pushing you past your caloric intake goals, it's not a problem.
                      My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:

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                      • #12
                        Yes, you can have too much, if you're like me. Too much olive oil would send me running to the bathroom.

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                        • #13
                          I've ditched the EVOO and been using organic EVCO, MCT oil and grassfed butter. I also take wild Alaskan salmon fish oil before I got bed.
                          Last edited by Paleo0731; 07-05-2013, 08:23 PM.

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