While olive oil is healthy, I don't recommend drinking olive oil on its own as we did for this tasting. All oils pack in about 100 calories per tablespoon since they are nothing but energy dense fat. The average person only needs 5 teaspoons (note: 1 tablespoon= 3 teaspoons) of oil each day. This includes oils found naturally in foods like nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, peanut butter, and fish. So, if you are eating a diet rich in these foods, you most likely do not need to add any olive oil or butter to your meals. Adding extra oil will just be adding extra calories that you do not need.
Amount of oil per serving
Vegetable oil (olive, peanut, etc)
Almonds (dry roasted)