According to the Trust Me I"m a Doctor programme the other night, only olive oil (the best or bog standard) really seems to offer good protection for your heart see here.
We might start trying it, especially after my cardiac visit yesterday at the hospital, more about that on Monday!
Certainly neither of us fancy drinking it, but in soup would be fine, even spreading it on toast would be acceptable taken with a savoury meal. Raw is best although they don't say whether cooking it has an adverse reaction, simply that too much of it gets left in the pan - depends what you are cooking I guess:)
Death from sepsis was also another talking point see here. Although this link doesn't say it, I'm sure I heard them say that more people die in the UK of sepsis each year than of bowel and breast cancer combined - that is an horrendous thought. I certainly didn't know about that number so here are the symptoms to look out for:
Slurred Speech or confusion
Extreme shivering or muscle pain
Passing no urine (in a day)
I feel like I might die
Skin mottled or discoloured
Unfortunately, not everyone experiences these but most talked about were the second and sixth symptoms.
The final part I found interesting was eating certain types of food when on certain medicines. DB already knew about not eating grapefruit when on statin's, but an example they showed of the adverse reaction was this: If you normally take one statin pill a day, and eat grapefruit, your body can react as though you have taken 13. 13 - good grief!
Other drugs also react with grapefruit.
You can read more about this here!
Now that I have mentioned all that, I hope you take note and have a good weekend:)