The benefits of what? The nutrients? I mean I think it depends on how you are cooking. Olive oil is healthy fat but not so if you are using it to deep fry things. On the other hand, a bit of olive oil while sautéing veggies is great and good tasting too. I also use extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings.
Just add in your nutrient tracker how much you are consuming after cooking things. For example, I simmer potatoes with garlic and a teaspoon of olive oil to make a delicious side dish for steaks...so I would always add to my tracker that teaspoon of olive oil along with the other ingredients. Oil is calorie dense so just don't use too much of it, but using a small amount can be a healthy way to cook healthy foods...in any case, much healthier than butter would be.
Edited by: LOVEMOUSE82 at: 4/7/2013 (21:44)
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