"Virgin olive oil is good for health for many reasons. Incorporating virgin olive oil into your diet protects you from developing heart disease when used to replace butter or lard.
Step One: Substitute virgin olive oil for other cooking fats. Use it to saute, marinate and roast food in place of butter, lard or other types of oil. Remember, though, that olive oil still contains fat and calories, so keep your intake to one portion to control your intake"