Olive oil is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, whose followers proven suffer less from heart disease. 1 tablespoon Olive oil contains 9.9 g monounsaturated fatty acids, 1.9 g saturated fat and 1.4 g polyunsaturated fatty acids. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants - polyphenols. The addition of 2 tablespoons daily menu olive oil to improve the condition of blood vessels and reduce inflammation in people with atherosclerosis.
Fats are the most concentrated form of energy and contain 9 calories per gram of fat. Olive oil is no exception: 1 tablespoon contains 120 calories! And, although we provide healthy fats and polyphenols, yet we must not lose measure and be careful where, how and how much olive oil we use. In any case, it makes more sense to replace conventional cooking oil, olive oil, butter and margarine, we use not only basic food in various casseroles and desserts.