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By Yaakov Levine
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner 

Olive oil for your health

 

June 13, 2019

In a presentation this week about healthy fats, we covered the various categories of fats, saturated monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated, and the "saturation" in these fats refers to the hydrogen bonds, with the more saturated options being the sturdiest, most stable. All the fats we have in our diets are made up of all three of these types of fat, and are typically labeled based on which is the predominant fat. One of my favorite monounsaturated fats comes from olives and olive oil, an integral component of the heart (and everything else)-healthy "Mediterranean" diets. In a tablespoon of...



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