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Health.com: 21 Holiday Health Mistakes

You Go Crazy With the Olive Oil

Olive oil is full of healthy fats, and has no cholesterol and saturated fat the way butter does, so it can certainly be a healthier alternative in many holiday recipes. But before you dip another piece of bread or help yourself to another serving of olive oil-tossed potatoes, remember that it has just as many calories (120 per tablespoon) as any other kind of fat, says Dr. Simpler.

Two tablespoons a day may lower your risk for heart disease, but more than that could contribute to weight gain.

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