By Joan McDaniel
And I’m not talking about Popeye’s Olive Oil
The health benefits of Olive Oil are well known and in my previous posts, I document the benefit of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and the health dangers of hydrogenated oil or vegetable oil. These replacement oils may indeed be the restricted Trans Fat. Trans fat and hydrogenated fats are harmful because they leave free-radicals in the body thus causing aging and disease. See my other posts for further explanations. According to Tom Mueller’s book, we may indeed be in-fact getting hydrogenated oil when we think we are going the extra mile and buying Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In a book review from the New York Times published: December 7, 2011. “A few pages into Tom Mueller’s new book, “Extra Virginity,” there’s a funny moment when an olive oil expert holds up a bottle that’s covered with dubious claims: “100 percent Italian,” “cold-pressed,” “extra virgin.” The man shakes his head and says, perhaps with a hint of Don Rickles in his voice, “Extra virgin? What’s this oil got to do with virginity? This is a whore.”