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Olive Oil

I take Olive oil and just pour some in my shake twice a day. Does it matter what kind of Olive oil it is?

I kind of get the feeling this is way too much oil just to be drinking, especially since I also take fish oil. Is this intake fine?

I pour about 2 - 3 table spoons in each shake.

A tablespoon is about 100 calories. So 400 to 600 calories a day from olive oil is fine. Maybe not all at one sitting unless the shake is just protein and oil. But that just sounds disgusting.

cool. Thanks

[quote]Fluid wrote:
I take Olive oil and just pour some in my shake twice a day. Does it matter what kind of Olive oil it is?

I kind of get the feeling this is way too much oil just to be drinking, especially since I also take fish oil. Is this intake fine?

I pour about 2 - 3 table spoons in each shake. [/quote]

  1. Depends on your budget, get cold pressed if budget allows, cold pressed and organic if your finances permit. Extra virgin = better anti oxidant properties, but not sure if there is a common standard for this in the US.

  2. How does it fit in with your diet budget. Do you count calories/nutrients? If not then a hard question to answer. You pour “some” into your shake.

Vague questions = vague answers.

Just curious, can I cook with EVOO or will that mess up all its beneficial properties?

Never cook with EVOO. It has a very low smoking point.

Go with macadamia nut oil for monosaturates with a high smoking point.

[quote]redgladiator wrote:
Never cook with EVOO. It has a very low smoking point.

Go with macadamia nut oil for monosaturates with a high smoking point.[/quote]

Right, macadamia nut oil is a MUFA and lower than Olive oil (also a mufa) in PUFAs. You might also want to try coconut oil, a saturaed fat.