Wondering why and how olive oil is often touted as a must-have product within any healthy diet? Concerned that it may not be what everyone seems to make it out to be? Keep reading to find the hidden risks of olive oil.



Healthy option or not, olive oil is still a fat, and with fat come a whole lot of calories. One tablespoon of olive oil has about 119 calories in it, and it’s easy to use more than that when you’re prepping a salad. Over time, and especially without the physical activity to balance it out, the regular use of olive oil could lead to weight gain.

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