7. Olive oil
As tasty as it is healthy, this monounsaturated “good fat” oil is well known for its longevity and heart-health benefits.
The health benefits effects of olive oil are beside its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, is its high percentage of antioxidative substances.
A few studies have proved that olive oil provides protection against heart disease with controlling LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol levels while at the same time raising HDL or the ‘good’ cholesterol levels. This naturally produced olive oil has the largest amount of monounsaturated fats, among all vegetable oils.
When buying olive oil you should buy a high-quality extra virgin oil, that is made from extracting first pressing of the olives, and without using any chemicals or heat (a cold press), and has no ‘off’ taste, truly has extra virgin status.