Instead butter on your bread, try olive oil.
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August is National Olive Oil Month, reminding us again that it’s easy to make heart-healthy switches in everyday eating.
While the health benefits of olive oil are no secret (including no cholesterol and less saturated fat than butter), most people are unaware of how simple it is to make the swap. Here are three easy switches:
For more ways to swap butter for olive oil in everyday recipes, visit Pompeian.com.
You can also print out Pompeian’s butter to olive oil conversion chart and hang it on the fridge.
MOVIE POPCORN OIL
What kind of oil is in and on your movie popcorn?
Most movie theaters pop the kernels in coconut oil. Coconut oil is 86% saturated fat, the kind that raises cholesterol. Lard is 38% saturated fat.
The butter-flavored oil topping at the movies is usually partially hydrogenated soybean oil that contains both saturated and trans fats. [Source]
What happened to “butter topping?” The butter made the popcorn soggier than oil. As a bonus to theater owners, oil is also far cheaper than butter.
During the month of August, Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil has arranged with some movie theater chains to offer pure olive oil as an alternative to the standard topping. If you find yourself at one of those venues, let us know how you enjoyed the swap.
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