You have t look at their overall lifestyle rather than pick out the olive oil.
Organic Cold Pressed and evening passed through a pigs bottom oil is not ideal for human bodies.
Oil is not the type of fat that you want to include in your diet because it’s fattening and disease building.
You will hear about essential fatty acids, such as omega 3’s and 6’s and how raw and cold pressed oils will give you these health promoting fats.
Whether it is olive oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, heat treated or cold pressed/raw oil, oils do not promote health in any shape or form.
Mediterranean diet myth and its use of olive oil!
Supposedly, a great aid to those that consume it and today is still touted around the world as been health promoting.
However, when you look at the facts behind this and other supposedly healthy oils it all comes down to the same thing…fat and nothing else but fat!
What never gets mentioned is the fact that the people consuming olive oil in the island of Crete, for example, back in the 1950’s were eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables and doing plenty of exercise and manual work.
Fast forward to the present day and their health is now very much the same as many westerners, being overweight and unhealthy.
The problem is that they now exercise less, eat unhealthily, consume animal products and processed foods, and carry on consuming olive oil.
Greek EPIC prospective cohort study followed 23,349 people eating the Mediterranean diet for 8.5 years.
The biggest health benefits did not come from the olive oil that they were eating.
Instead, it came from high vegetable intake, low meat intake, and moderate alcohol consumption.
Diets rich in olive oil, on the other hand, contribute to atherosclerosis and higher rates of coronary artery disease.
Let’s look at some of the facts about oils:
1. Oils are a highly processed food (a man-made fragmented nutrient), and contain 100% fat, which is something you will never find in nature. They can never compare to whole foods (fruits, veg, nuts and seeds), which always contain a whole host of many other nutrients as well as fat, and are a complete nutritional package.
2. Olive oil packs a whopping 4020 calories per ounce – if you want to release weight, that’s a LOT of empty, junk food calories!
3. Fat found in oils can results in extra flab around the waist and hips. Yes, as far as oils are concerned the unhealthy fat that you eat will be the fat that you wear.
4. Other adverse effects of consuming oils include: unbalanced Omega 3 to 6 ratio, diabetes and immune system suppression. We need omega 3’s which cone in a ratio low in 6’s from whole seeds, greens, sprouts, seaweeds and algae’s.
Let’s also mention the thinning of the blood, which could be very serious if one is in a major traffic accident or suffers a ruptured artery in the brain.
Oil fats are also associated with an increased risk of cataracts.
So what should you eat instead of oil?
A whole and as much raw as possible diet containing fresh fruits, vegetables, and moderate amounts of plant-based whole food fats, are the optimal and only real choice for obtaining your essential fatty acids in a health-inducing way.
So, instead of buying into all this hype about what oils are supposed to do – just have your olives, nuts, coconuts and seeds as they come in their natural state and in moderate amounts.
Any oil, regardless of whether it has been cold pressed or not, is an imbalanced and unhealthy food source. Fragmented products result in fragmented health.
https://nourishtohealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-nth-watercolour-banner-logo-tagline-social-media-300x114.jpg00Hannah Mileshttps://nourishtohealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-nth-watercolour-banner-logo-tagline-social-media-300x114.jpgHannah Miles2023-10-16 19:13:392023-10-16 19:13:39Why NO Oil?! Not even Olive Oil!
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