Is Olive Oil Good For Diabetes?

Hello, I’m Ty Mason from,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
olive oil good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Canola and olive oil are the most used oils
in today’s cooking. Both are thought to be heart friendly as well
as tastier than vegetable based oils. Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit
of the Olea europaea (olive tree). It is pressed in many different ways, to give
different grades. Olives from different regions have distinct
flavors making choosing olive oil a difficult decision at times. The different variations can be a big difference
when it comes to olive oil’s health benefits. One of the main problems with olive oil today
is consumer confusion and outright consumer fraud. Spain is the largest producer of olive oil
but the finest oils still come from Italy. The problem is that some companies actually
ship their oil to Italy to be bottled so that they can claim their oil came from Italy. One of the worst practices is that companies
will blend oils so that the acidity level is 1% and they can claim it to be “extra
virgin.” We will explain how that classification is
given soon. For an oil to be marked “virgin” the olive
oil must be obtained by a physical pressing and it cannot undergo any other refining process. For an olive oil to be “extra virgin”
the olives go through the exact same process except that it can have no more than a 1%
acidity level. These oils have the highest levels of polyphenols
and omega-3 fatty acids and the lowest levels of saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids
Many studies have now shown that an olive oil-rich diet can help in the prevention of
diabetes, as it reduces glucose levels, LDL cholesterol (bad) and triglyceride levels
in blood. Most studies will say however, that if you
truly want to reap the benefits of olive oil, it needs to be a good quality extra virgin
olive oil and you should not cook with it. Cooking the oil destroys many of the healthy
properties. So, is olive oil good for diabetes? A good quality extra virgin olive oil is good
for diabetes. But beware, a good quality EVOO is not cheap. Going to your local market and grabbing a
$5 gallon jug that says it’s extra virgin is not going to cut it. A good quality EVOO is going to cost you over
a dollar an ounce. A 16 ounce bottle of pretty good quality will
run about $20. Don’t be fooled by labeling and customer
confusion. I hope this answered your question is olive
oil good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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