Mar 28, 2008

Olive Oil Not Butter

On your bread, that is. Studies show that when people dip some bread into a little bit of olive oil, instead of spreading the butter, they end up eating less bread. Unsaturated fats, like the kind found in olive oil,will help satisfy your appetite better than saturated fats do. A little at the beginning of a meal will help you eat less overall.

Another benefit of having olive oil instead of butter is that fats in the olive oil will help boost absorption of the nutrients in your meal.

Try mixing some olive oil, fresh chopped garlic, and a touch of balsamic vinegar in a small bowl, Next, dip some warm bread in the mixture. I promise it tastes delicious and is healthier than butter!