We’ve been told for years that oils harm our cardiovascular system, which is accurate on some level. However, we shouldn’t include extra virgin olive oil in that grouping; it’s different because it has healthy properties. So, while you should avoid many other oils (which are just fats), health experts encourage you to include extra virgin olive oil in your diet.
Have you heard of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet? EVOO is at the center of this heart-healthy way of eating. Not only does it protect against heart disease and inflammation, but it can protect against breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. Nutritionists recommend ingesting one to two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily for maximum results.