Superfood Tip: Olive oil, a healthy fat
October 16, 2015
Some people think all fats are unhealthy, but some fats are actually good for your heart. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which are considered a healthy dietary fat, according to the Mayo Clinic onlineMayo Clinic online. .
Monounsaturated fatty acids have been found to lower total cholesterol and may also help normalize blood clotting. Some research also shows they may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which is especially helpful for those with type 2 diabetes.
For the highest quality, flavor and best nutrition benefits, look for the words "cold-pressed" and "extra virgin" on the label when you buy olive oil.