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Old 04-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bailsmom View Post
Umm, doesn't olive oil have like 120 calories for 1 tablespoon? I'm quoting from Biggest Loser, so I may be off a bit but that seems like a crap-load of calories. Healthy or not, watch your portions people!
Yeah, all oils have a lot of calories, including the ones they use in margarine. But olive oil is a heart healthy oil that can actually lower cholesterol. Using it in moderation is a given either way. Lower calories does not always equal better for you.

Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
And how does adding oil to butter make it healthier
Not just any oil. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats and is actually good for your heart. If you spread the same amount of butter vs butter/olive oil on your toast, the butter/olive oil has 50% less saturated fat. Plus a daily dose of olive oil can actually reduce your chances of developing heart disease.

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