Heart Healthy: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

This oil, made from the first press of olives, is especially rich in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols, as well as healthy monounsaturated fats.

When olive oil replaces saturated fat (like butter), it can help lower cholesterol levels. Polyphenols may protect blood vessels.

When shopping for any type of oil first pressed, cold pressed and virgin are all great descriptors to look for.

Tip: Check out this article to see tips on which types of oil are best for different types of cooking. Try out a few of them and see if you can bring a new flavor to your regular meals and a little more health to your heart.

 

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