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069: For better health, do a shot (of this)

by | Dec 2, 2019 | 1 comment

Did you know olive oil is so good for you…

Many people in Spain and Italy take a shot of it every morning?

Yep, it’s true.

Olive oil — and I’m talking about extra virgin olive oil, specifically — is arguably the most nutrient-dense food you can put in your body.

Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, this superfood can help promote healthy cholesterol levels, regulate your blood pressure, strengthen your immune system and so much more. 

In fact, it’s SO good for you, I tell my patients: The more, the merrier!

But not all olive oil is equal — and you’ll want to stay tuned to find out why. 

On this episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I speak with the “Olive Oil Hunter” T.J. Robinson.

As the founder of the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club, T.J. imports flavorful, premium olive oil from all over the world to the United States year-round. 

During this episode, we discuss the health benefits of eating olive oil, and what you should look for when selecting an olive oil.

We’ll also talk about easy and delicious ways to incorporate this “nutrient powerhouse” into your diet.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The seemingly benign thing that DESTROYS olive oil (Hint: It’s at most grocery stores) (11:00)
  • The equivalent to winning an Oscar in the olive oil world (14:15)
  • The shocking discovery UC Davis students found in 70% of store-bought olive oils (20:20)
  • The truth about the olive oil “mafia” (yes, it’s real) (20:30)
  • What “extra virgin” means when it comes to olive oil (21:15)
  • What your nose can tell you about a quality olive oil. (25:30)
  • How to set your table so you get the MOST nutrients from your food. (Hint: Italians do this out of habit.) (33:00)       
  • The “chef’s trick” for cooking with olive oil WITHOUT killing its nutrients (36:40)
  • Why size matters when it comes to purchasing olive oil (40:00)  

Mentioned on this episode:

The health benefits of olive oil

How light destroys olive oil

What UC Davis students discovered about olive oil 

The olive oil mafia 

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club 

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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