Olive Oil Health Benefits
Did you know our Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes with Benefits?
Olive Oil has been around for thousands of years, back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. It’s the cornerstone and main staple of the Mediterranean diet, and nutrition experts believe the Mediterranean region is home to some of the longest-living people because their typical diet is so full of healthy fats from olive oil, nuts and fish.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil or EVOO is unique in the way that it has the potential to throw a one-two punch to chronic and degenerative diseases compared to other oils. Like freshly squeezed juice, fresh crushed Olive Oil contains the best flavour and nutrients. Old, poorly made and improperly stored extra virgin olive oil contains fewer, if any health benefits, and undesirable flavour.
Have we got your attention yet? Because here are some research-backed health benefits...
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed with polyphenols which are a class of antioxidant that are found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, and of course Olives. Polyphenols combat oxidative stress which is a stress that damages lipids, proteins and your DNA that contributes to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia.
Polyphenols present in olive oil such as...
- OLEUROPEIN is linked to strengthening of the immune system.
- OLESCANTHAL has been found to be have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, cancer-fighting properties.
- HYDROXYTYROSOL is believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. Its oxygen radical absorbance capacity is ten times higher than that of green tea and is used for medical purposes, which aids in stimulating the immune system and kill or slow down the growth of bacteria.
Studies have shown that people who ate a Mediterranean style diet which included 1+ tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil per day had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. EVOO has been linked to improved Cholesterol levels and reduced Blood Pressure.
Cancer Fighting Properties
Olive Oil consumption may be a reason that cancer rates in Mediterranean Countries tend to have a lower cancer rate. A 2020 study suggests that EVOO triggers changes in gut bacteria that aids in the prevention of colorectal cancer. In women with EVOO in their diet have a lower risk of colon and breast cancer.