Oil vs Nuts – What are healthy fats?

People are constantly referring to olive oil as a “healthy fat”. Many people think it’s “good for you”, and some even go as far as to claim people “need” to eat oils. Olive oil certainly tastes good, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And how do oils compare to nuts as a source for fats? We think it’s important to look at the whole picture.

Dr. Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org puts it pretty succinctly in this short video:

 

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  1. Pretty interesting, and I did not know about the olive “waste” water (bet it’s delicious though!). BUT olives do have higher Arginine than Lysine amino acid, so because I get cold sores sometimes from stress and diet related conditions I have to limit my nut intake. Wonder if a similar study with seed oils like sesame and sunflower has been done.

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