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Just used olive oil in my p+f shake


#1

I unexpectedly ran out of flax and fish oil today. Due to the shortage I just used virgin olive oil in my pre bed shake.

2 tablespoons to be exact... 240 cals.
mixed with 2 scoops low carb vanilla grow.

Yumm, it tastes too good to be the right decision.

Anyone else ever do this?


#2

Every day for at least 2 years. Olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats.


#3

I used to take mine straight from the bottle then chase it with something else. Started out, like you, as a desperate measure when I had nothing else, but I got used to it for awhile.


#4

Yeah, it's pretty good, too.

Feel free to smack me, but heavy cream added to a protein shake made with water makes it taste soooo good.


#5

Yep, I put flax oil and olive oil in my shakes.


#6

Olive oil and vanilla low carb grow is good stuff. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try that with the chocolate--I can't imagine making it much better.


#7

So can it be safe to say that one could substitute olive oil for flax nutritionally? Or at least alternate them every week or two?


#8

peri,

Alternating oils is always a good idea.


#9

peri,

Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat while flax oil is a polyunsaturated fat. In my opinion, you should be taking both. Read the fat roundtable and JB gives his recommendations in there. They both have their benefits. I have heard that olive oil increases natural T and that flax oil speeds up your metabolism. Maybe someone can explain it better than me. I'm kinda strapped for time.