9 Mediterranean Diet Foods for Better Health (Page 2)

Olive Oil

1. Olive Oil

The study participants’ main culinary fat was olive oil—they ate 4 or more daily tablespoons of this oil, which is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. (Conversely, they ate less than 1 serving per day of saturated-fat-rich butter or cream.) Make olive oil your primary “fat” for cooking and baking and swap it in for butter whenever you can. (When shouldn’t you use olive oil? Find out here.)

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