I must confess, I love olive oil. In fact, I use it as a salad dressing so much of the time. But I don't know if it's really all that healthy to be doing that. I feel like I tell myself that it is to keep on doing it. I just love the taste and I don't use it to cook. I just mostly use it as a dressing for raw foods.
But is it really bad? What do you think of it? How does or how has olive affected you personally?
Its not that olive oil is bad per se but its because it is not a whole food, it is a fractiuonated food and it would be then very easy to over eat on fats if one is actually eating a product which is 100% fat.
It is thr same as if, instead of eating whole fruit, you merely extracted the fructose out and ate that. It is unnatural and makes for unbalanced eating.
Even just adding a few whole olives to a salad really bumps up the fat count so if you are adding neat extracted oils then you will be definatly eating too much fat.
Too much fat is too much, whether it is raw, cooked, from olives or anywhere else.
I Hope this helps you ;-)
Karen - could you expand on " the mango high " a little more ? - I'd like to hear -
Also - how many mangoes do you eat at one time ?
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-Dr. Doug Graham
Fair questions, Paul.
These vids should be helpful:
Get the 811 Diet book, read through foodnsport website, watch all of Dr. Doug's youtube videos, read through All aboard the Banana Welcome Wagon! , this will get you on the right track.
From Dr. Doug:
Because they are refined from their original state, oils are no longer safe to ingest into the body. In their concentrated forms, they are pure fat and large amounts of that fat will be directly absorbed into the bloodstream, adversely affecting the blood viscosity (thickness) and the blood chemistry. However, eating some fresh olives, coconut flesh, or sunflower seeds, in moderation, is not bad for you. These whole foods assuredly contain plenty of fat but it is in a form that is combined with all the essential nutrients designed by nature to accompany that fat.