Adding More Olive Oil to your Diet

Cooking with olive oil is a great way to add flavour and depth to your dishes. But did you know that not all oils are created and cooked the same way? The more dishes that have you cooking and baking with oil, the more you need to be aware of various oil types. If you’re ready to dive into the world of oils, you’re in the right place! 

Here are some basic tips about cooking with oil and adding more olive oil to your diet. 

Tips on Adding More Oil To Your Diet

Adding More Oil to your Diet
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Oils tend to get a bad wrap because people think that they’re just loaded down with fats. And while that might have a bit of truth to it, there is also a whole other side to the story, too. Olive oils can be a great way to add heart-healthy fats to your daily diet as well. 

Skip on the fatty dressings

Did you know that the salad dressings that you’re buying from the store are processed and have a ton of ingredients in them that have a lot of calories and fat as well? In one quick pour, your healthy salad is now covered with something from a bottle that isn’t very healthy at all. Don’t be counterproductive in eating healthily but instead think of using oil as a salad dressing instead. 

Olive Oil Picual is an oil that is the perfect example of that. It’s made from olive trees in Sierra Morena de Jaén, and the flavour and taste are amazing. So much better tasting than anything dressing-wise that you can buy from the store and packed full of so much more flavour, too. 

Drizzle oil on your food

Drizzle oil on your food
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While oils can have higher fat content, they’re also full of heart-healthy nutrients too. This means that your body can use the oil, and it can actually benefit you and your body way more than other items.

And also, keep in mind that not all oils are created equal. You’ll find that many oils don’t taste quite right, or you can’t imagine eating them straight from the bottle on top of a salad (like vegetable oil!), and that is because those oils aren’t created the same way and aren’t meant to be eaten that way. 

Olive Oil Picual just so happens to be an oil that you can cook with and enjoy mixed with herbs and spices, too. Imagine baking a loaf of homemade bread and then dipping it into a plate of this oil and herbs…It sounds like the perfect appetiser to start any meal off with! 

Pay attention to the process

And by process, we mean the process in which the olive oil is created. If you have an oil that has been altered and changed so much that all the flavour and taste is gone, then that’s not an olive oil that you should want to add to your diet. Find one that treats the oil with care and gets it directly from the source. You should most definitely have a taste test difference between various types of oils when you’re eating them. 

As you can see, adding oil to your food and cooking habits is a great idea, but you have to be certain that you’re using an oil that offers some benefit to you as well. This can be as simple as doing your own research or talking to people who happen to know a lot about various oil types. 

If you’re ready to enhance your food and your tastebuds, it’s time to get the best oil possible to do so!

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16 Comments

  • Lyndsey OHalloran

    March 15 at 8:36 pm

    I’m not sure I can think of something I eat where I would use oil. My husband does use it a bit in things that he eats though.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:28 pm

      We use Olive oil and coconut oil for cooking meat and stir-fries in a pan x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    March 15 at 9:36 pm

    Olive oil is so good for you. I do try to eat it when I can. It can add a great flavour to food.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:29 pm

      I love olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh bread . . . yum!!!

  • Talya Stone

    March 16 at 8:48 am

    I use olive oil for everything- even baking! It’s so versatile and so good for you. You can make amazing dressings with it also.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:29 pm

      Yes we use it for baking too, it makes the cakes so moist x

  • Sarah Stockley

    March 16 at 9:24 am

    Olive oil is great drizzled on salads and I love dipping french bread in oil and balsamic. I use olive oil a lot when I’m cooking.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:30 pm

      Me too, I love olive oil and balsamic vinegar!!! x

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    March 16 at 10:55 am

    I love olive oil. It’s so good for us too. I love to drizzle it on my favourite meals

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:30 pm

      Me too, though oddly enough I don’t like olives??

  • Kara Guppy

    March 16 at 1:26 pm

    I love olive oil and use it all the time. I love it mixed with vinegar as a salad dressing

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:30 pm

      It’s delicious with vinegar!!

  • Anosa

    March 16 at 5:28 pm

    I love olive oil and often cook with it including adding it to my salads.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:31 pm

      It really helps to liven up a salad, doesn’t it? x

  • Steph

    March 19 at 7:50 pm

    Oh I will have to start adding more to my life, I don’t use enough at all!

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 11:31 pm

      Definitely give it a try 🙂

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