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16 Nov 2004

Olive Oil
are there any harmful side effect to taking Olive oil everyday - Ihave about 3 tablespoons a day sometimes as much as 6
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Oily
Olive oil is an excellent food rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which protect us against heart disease. All oils are, however, very high in energy (9 cal or 37 kJ per gram), so use the oil in moderation otherwise it could cause weight gain.
Enjoy
DietDoc
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