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Thread: Can you have too much Olive oil?

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    Can you have too much Olive oil?

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    just curious.

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

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    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 at 09:58 PM.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Quote 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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    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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