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Five things you may not know about the magic of olive oil

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Olive oil is the next closest thing we have to a magic elixir in the modern era! Click through Edita's slideshow to learn more about the qualities of olive oil and the best way to take care of it.

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Five things you may not know about the magic of olive oil

  1. 1. 5 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MAGIC OF OLIVE OIL E D I T A K A Y E
  2. 2. T H E R E A R E 4 V A R I E T I E S Extra virgin olive oil which is the highest form with the richest nutritional profile Virgin olive oil which has fewer antioxidant phytonutrients and more acidity Pure olive oil which is refined using charcoal or chemicals Light olive oil which has a lighter color and taste but still the same number of calories and fat # 1
  3. 3. B U Y O L I V E O I L T H A T I S S O L D I N D A R K T I N T E D B O T T L E S . Olive oil is very delicate and can turn rancid when exposed to light and heat.# 2
  4. 4. O L I V E O I L I S P A R T O F A M E D I T E R R A N E A N H E A L T H Y D I E T . It has been around for thousands of years. In fact some of the olive groves in the Mediterranean have olive trees that are over 1,000 years old. # 3
  5. 5. D O N O T K E E P O L I V E O I L O N T H E K I T C H E N C O U N T E R O R N E A R T H E S T O V E . Many people store olive oil near the stove. Not a good idea. Olive oil is best stored in a dark cool place or in your fridge. # 4
  6. 6. O L I V E O I L I S A H E A L T H Y F A T . Olive oil can reduce bad cholesterol. It promotes heart health. Promotes balanced sugar levels. Has anti- inflammatory benefits. Helps with healthy weight maintenance. # 5

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