March is Nutrition Awareness Month
D'Avolio promotes the benefits of cooking with Olive Oils through a series of articles that can be found on the "Your Health" page. This month we present Nutrition through Olive Oils.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
by: Donald Hensrud, M.D.
"The main type of fat found in all kinds of Olive Oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs are actually considered a healthy dietary fat. If your diet emphasizes unsaturated fats, such as MUFAs and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), instead of saturated fats and trans fats, you may gain certain health benefits.
MUFAs and PUFAs may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors. For instance, MUFAs may lower your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. MUFAs may also help normalize blood clotting. Some research shows that MUFAs may also benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be especially helpful if you have type 2 diabetes." To read more visit the Article at the Mayo Clinic.
Due to the chemistry and freshness of D’Avolio Olive Oils they can be utilized at temperatures reaching 350-400°F, and can be used as a substitute for butter and vegetable oils in many of your favorite recipes. Please refer to our Cooking Basics Conversion Tables for additional information. Recipes on the davolios.com site demonstrate how you can bring Olive Oils into your kitchen and not sacrafice a wonderful eating experience.