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Studies have shown that a diet which features olive oil as a main source of fat has many health benefits, and may even help the body better absorb nutrients from vegetables and other foods. Nevertheless, while heart healthy olive oil is growing in popularity, there’s still lots of confusion among consumers.
There are three different types of olive oil available to U.S. consumers – extra virgin, olive oil and light-tasting olive oil – but often people have a hard time knowing when to use each type. This can make for a tough time during grocery shopping. There’s also a plethora of myths about olive oil that still exist.
Not to worry! Ellie Krieger is going to sort everything out for you!
Host of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite,” and “Ellie’s Real Good Food” on PBS, Ellie Krieger is the go-to nutritionist for creating balanced, healthy and delicious meals. She recently joined me to clear up confusion about cooking with olive oils and dispel the myths about it. Ellie also explained the different types of olive oils and when to use each one, its many health benefits, and different ways to incorporate olive oil in unique dishes.
heart healthy olive oil
Take a look above, and to learn more, visit: aboutoliveoil.org.
Meet Our Guest
Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling author, and an award-winning author of five cookbooks. Her most recent is You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy Do-Ahead Meals (Jan 2016). Ellie is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post and speaks regularly at events around the country. A registered dietitian who earned her bachelors of science in clinical nutrition from Cornell and her master’s in nutrition education from Teacher’s College Columbia University, Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama’s team invited her to head up a nutrition education initiative at the “Healthy Kids Fair” on the White House lawn.