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Choose Olive Oil as a Healthy Alternative

Cook as the Mediterraneans Do

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DAVIDHOMERE

10/20/2009 1:47:40 PM

Laura, your articles are always wonderful. Must of the contents of this article is new to me. It's good to know that olive oil has some nutritional values to it , and even vitamins and desease prevention. I like the way you breakdown the type of olive oils and the difference between the other type of oils. Now I am going to switch my olive oil brain from pure to virgin. Thank you much.

WEEDENMJ

8/25/2009 4:57:29 PM

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I love olive oil but wish it was cheaper. Vegtable oil is much less, but also not as good for you.

*AMBER512

8/1/2009 12:11:29 PM

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I hate oils, all of them. They just taste awful and make everything they are in taste awful. I was so excited to read you can use pureed fruit to subsitute for oil in a recipe! Now that's something tasty!

FUTUREMRS09

4/23/2009 3:31:06 PM

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I don't know if you're familiar with Pampered Chef, but I love their Kitchen Mister. It pumps just a mist of oil when you need it. It sells for $12.50. Check out their website!

KAREN11HANSEN

2/24/2009 1:56:47 PM

i like to make popcorn in the pan, is olive oil good to use for that instead of the normal vege oil?

KAREN11HANSEN

2/24/2009 1:55:02 PM

how/where do you buy a mister for oil? what is it? is it just a plastic spray bottle like you can put water in?

NICKY791

2/19/2009 1:52:18 PM

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i love olive oil but I find that it can be super duper expensive!

SHONNICC

2/8/2009 1:44:47 PM

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Here is something yummy........I cut up eggplant, put extra virgin olive oil on both sides and put it in a frying pan till it's crispy on both sides. Then add just a small amount of balsamic vinegar after u take it out of the pan. It's so yummy and almost no calories. YUM YUM!!

HOTTIEMAMA1234

2/8/2009 1:24:49 PM

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As a child, my grandmother would use olive oil on our hair, skin (like lotion),and on all baby's. She said that olive oil was more healthier than baby lotion, and was good for your hair/skin because of Vitamin A. I used on my children as well. I started cooking with it when I saw this show called Healthy Flavors. I use extra light virgin olive oil in baked goods - cakes, brownies,and muffin instead of vegetable oil. I use regular olive oil in most of my cooking that calls for vegetable oil.

JUSTJEWEL32

1/25/2009 6:51:05 PM

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Great Article, my daughter and I use olive oil on our skin and face also.

SHARK59

12/2/2008 8:18:29 PM

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A mister is a great idea - need to get that set up.

JIBBIE49

8/3/2008 12:21:09 AM

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Dr. Mercola says to use coconut oil to cook with. I haven't tried it, but plan to see how it is.

HOPE2BE

7/15/2008 6:23:24 AM

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I just started buying extra virgin olive oil. I saw a coupon from Crisco for a $1.00 or $2.00 off their virgin olive oil. If you go to their site you might be able to still get it. Hope2be

RACHE23

2/23/2008 2:49:48 PM

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I keep a mister of olive oil on the counter. Just a little bit helps keep food from sticking while adding flavor.

ALIDANGELI

1/28/2008 9:50:00 PM

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heating extra virgin olive does not activate bad cholesterol.

i use virgin olive oil for cooking and extra virgin for salads.

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