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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).
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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.
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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?


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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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