What's in Your Olive Oil?
What you should know about some extra virgin olive oils.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Even if you're using the best-quality oils, you can get too much of a good thing. Olive oil may be one of the more healthful oils out there, but it's still a fat and should still be used in moderation.
"All oils and fats contain calories and about the same amount. A teaspoon has about 45 to 50 calories -- whether that is butter, lard, olive oil, or margarine," Harlan says. "The idea of celebrity chefs sloshing oil in the pan with abandon does two things: adds too, too many calories and just makes the dish greasy."