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Olive Oil

Does olive oil, in a pinch, work as a substitute for something with some real quality, like flax seed oil?

Adam Marshall

They are two different types of oils. Olive Oil is a Monounsaturated Oil, while Flax is Polyunsaturated. While Olive Oil and Monounsaturates are healthy for you, it won’t give you the Omega-3 Polyunsatures that you need.