A recent New York Times article and medical professional agree that extra-virgin olive oil is the best choice for optimum health.
Much has been written and studied about the health benefits of olive oil. A recent article by Dr. Mark Hyman makes clear what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to cooking and enjoying olive oils
Dr. Hyman states, "Monounsaturated fats get their claim to fame from their oleic fatty acids, and high-oleic fatty acids are ideal for our health. My favorite source of this happens to be olive oil, especially the extra-virgin kind."
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Some debate has arisen about whether or not olive oils are safe to cook at high temperatures. Dr. Hyman makes clear that not only is olive oil safe when used in high heat, it is the ideal choice to cook with.
Dr. Hyman advises, "Whenever possible, choose extra-virgin olive oil for salads and even for cooking, knowing you are healing (and turning on your fat burning genes) with each delicious bite. Make sure you select oil you can count on as being true olive oil (not a mixture of olive with canola or soybean as some manufacturers are doing these days to cut costs). I like to treat myself to oils from boutiques that are almost always 100 percent pure olive."