A review of the research on olive oil in the diet led the Food and Drug Administration to encourage people to replace at least 2 tablespoons of saturated fat in their daily diet with 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and/or nut oil. Doing so has been shown to reduce both total serum cholesterol levels and serum LDL cholesterol levels, and in some cases increasing serum HDL (good) Cholesterol levels.
This information along with the high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients found in olive oil make it a very heart healthy choice. Regular usage of olive oil also reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
This, along with the other health benefits of olive oil is great information, but don’t get caught in the trap of thinking this is a prescription for healthy eating. Instead view it as. . . A Prescription for Delicious Eating.
Changing one’s eating habits is difficult in the short term and, for most of us, impossible in the long term if the changes being made leave us feeling deprived. At A Taste of Olive we believe that if we bring to our customers high quality and delicious olive oils, nut oils, balsamic vinegars and other gourmet products, both delicious meals and healthy eating will naturally follow.
Love flavor infused olive oil? Don’t worry. All of our flavored oils are based on extra virgin olive oil to ensure that our customers are getting high quality, maximum health benefits and delicious flavor in every bottle. So check out our suggestions for incorporating great flavor into your meals and enjoy!
Let's get this series started with something that's in everyone's refrigerator:
Prescription 1: Make Your Own Salad Dressing
Once you whisk up your first vinaigrette with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you’ll never look back. Twice the flavor and none of the additives and preservatives found in grocery store dressings. And our large, handpicked selection ensures that you’ll always be able to create the perfect dressing for your favorite salad and never grow bored.
Here's Some Favorites To Get You Started. Be Sure To Check Out Our Recipes Too!