New analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology promotes the heart health benefits of olive oil, particularly extra virgin olive oil. The analysis notes olive oil is far more heart friendly than hard fats such as butter or margarine and promotes olive oil as a replacement for these staples. The analysis also lists additional heart healthy choices such as: 3 or more servings of strawberries or blueberries per week, 30 grams per day of nuts, green leafy vegetables, and plant based proteins. The analysis directs consumers avoid or at least consume in strict moderation juiced fruits and vegetables, even if the pulp is not removed, as well as other liquid fat, such as coconut oil and palm oil, as the cardio impact of these fats have not been proven to show cardiac benefits.
- Extra virgin olive oil is the best heart-healthy choice and a great substitute for butter.
- Olive oil is high in calories and consumers should only use it in moderation.
- Consumers should avoid coconut and palm oil has their health benefits are unsubstantiated.
“The evidence base for olive oil is the most comprehensive, with clear evidence for a beneﬁt in cardiovascular risk reduction.”
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