Everyone has heard the news that olive oil is good for your heart health, so here is some information on way that is. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids. How is that for a good combo. That is why you see and hear of people adding olive oil to salad dressings and dipping their bread into it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends a daily serving of just 2 tablespoons of olive oil to gain the heart healthy benefits. You do not want to overdo it thought because a half a cup of olive oil contains 1,000 calories. That is a lot of calories, so watch it. To cut some calories and fat from your diet you can use olive oil instead of sour cream on your baked potato. It is really tasty.