The Unique Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Want to feel healthier today? The science Is clear! Pick up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
It is said that olive oil is the secret ingredient to the Greek and Italian’s renowned health and long life expectancy. Now, scientific studies have spoken – Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world. The liquid gold of the culinary world.
Extra virgin olive oil has even been used in medicine to treat the like of atherosclerosis and has been shown to lower blood pressure.
And that’s not all. Extra virgin olive oil is full of phenolic compounds called polyphenols which help your body to fight the infamous free radicals. These free radicals are linked to variations of cancers and diseases. Free radicals are heavily present in the western diet, and are products of things such as oil that is repeatedly heated – yes, beloved fast food is a primary contender for free radicals.
At Pendleton Olive Estate, because our olives are harvested early and cold pressed, they contain higher levels of polyphenols than olive oil that is harvested later or not cold pressed, giving our oil a beautiful taste and unique health benefits.
This is why cooking at home, with trusted ingredients and healthy extra virgin olive oil is a simple step to a healthier you! With all oil, including other healthy oils like coconut or ghee, be careful not to heat it too much - if your pan is smoking, it is too hot! Don’t let your oil burn.
So keep olive oil at hand, and don’t be afraid to have a drizzle on your favourite dish or on a slice of toasted bread with avocado and a crack of rock salt. Nothing is too gourmet!
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If you would like to know more about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, head over to the Olive Wellness Institute. The institute is run by world renowned experts in health, wellness and nutrition and provide up to date, evidence-based scientific research from expert doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals about olives, olive oil and its uses.
The following article from the Institute examines how Extra Virgin Olive Oil can protect against stroke, heart disease, various cancers, lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, and fight inflammation. Not only does Extra Virgin Olive Oil taste great, it also does wonders for our bodies!