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Superfood: Why Olive Oil Fits into All Healthy Diets and Food Trend


Unlike easy come easy go superfood trends, Olive oil seems to be a recommended every food trend.

Superfood trends come and go fairly often as new scientific studies are published or a nutrition expert touts the benefits of a style of eating or a particular food. Blueberries, spinach, salmon, and wild rice, are among some foods that have been hailed at different times as superfoods -- foods packed with extra nutrition. Similarly, food trends like low carb diets, low fat diets, and low calorie diets have all had their time at the center of the health craze.

However, whether we are researching the benefits of a Keto diet, eating Paleo, Vegan, Raw, Whole Food, Clean Food or virtually any other diet trend or approach to healthy eating, one food seems to be a recommended in all of these: olive oil

Why is this?

Well, olive oil is a usual suspect on many diet trends and healthy approaches to eating because it truly is a superfood. It is a food that is high in nutrition. 

Why is it so healthy?

Let’s break it down:

- Olive oil is plant based, making it suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. 

- Olive oil is low process, making it suitable for whole foods, Paleo and clean diets. 

- Olive oil has zero cholesterol and contains the good fats that doctors recommend, making it suitable for Keto and low cholesterol / low fat diets. 

- Olive oil has no additives (in quality olive oils, like La Española) so it is suitable for clean, whole food, and paleo diets.

It is possible that we are a little biased about olive oil...but the objective recommendations of health and nutrition writers speak for themselves. Olive oil is part of a healthy approach to eating, no matter what approach to eating you follow.