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It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Olive oil

It is well known fact that olive oil has beneficial effect on both ldl.
And hdl.Bot why would you like to drink olive oil in a glass of orange juice.You should use olive oil for cooking and enjoy the taste of coocked food and derive the health benefits.Olive oil brings the LDL (bad cholesterol) down and raises the( good cholesterol)hdl .But if you want to drink the cocktail thats ok.

In brief: Olive oil

It is well known fact that olive oil has beneficial effect on both ldl.
And hdl.Bot why would you like to drink olive oil in a glass of orange juice.You should use olive oil for cooking and enjoy the taste of coocked food and derive the health benefits.Olive oil brings the LDL (bad cholesterol) down and raises the( good cholesterol)hdl .But if you want to drink the cocktail thats ok.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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