Home > Diet and nutrition > News 24 November 2019 Why extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest fat It's part of the Mediterranean diet and is a dietary staple for some of the world's healthiest populations. Stringr 0 Related Could the Mediterranean diet and olive oil reduce erectile dysfunction? Here's another reason to follow the Mediterranean diet Ghee vs. butter: Which of the two is healthier? Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting There are numerous types of fats and some are even healthy, but experts believe extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest form of fat.Image credit: Roberta Sorge, Unsplash NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Diet and nutritionNews advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus 101 – here's what you need to know Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Coronavirus: What are the criteria for a suspected case? Medical Coronavirus: Basic protective measures Medical Here's how quality sleep can help you fight the new coronavirus Covid-19: SA Government's Online Coronavirus Portal Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.