Thursday, June 28, 2012
Olive Oil Tip.
Lately I have been putting olive oil on everything in my attempt to get rid of butter type substitutes (Olivio, etc.) So here is what I have been doing. I keep two types of olive oil around. Extra Virgin Olive, this dark stuff, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I use the Extra Virgin for flavor. Essentially I just marinate with it or cook meat in it like a burger patty. I been cooking 93/7 lean burger patties in this stuff, essentially just adding some clean fats (monounsaturated) to my meat and some nice flavor.
For the Light Olive Oil, I use it for everything else. I will cook my eggs in this to avoid sticking as well as adding some more calories to my breakfast. I consume much more Light Olive Oil because I been putting this in my protein shakes lately instead of peanut butter, roughly 30ml (2 serving: 240 cals). I had done this before with Extra Vrigin, but I did not like it because it ruined the flavor of my shakes but when I discovered Extra Light Olive Oil I noticed the stuff barely has any flavor at all. It is a great way to add calories to anything.
As a young man I do not really worry about extreme health risks like heart disease and such, but according to WebMD (http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/all-about-olive-oil) consuming 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil a day can reduce the risk of heart disease and also help lower bad cholesterol levels, this is mainly due to the fact that it is low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.