What's so great about Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has more monounsaturated fatty acids as well as Vitamins K and E than any other oil. And that’s not all. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains high levels of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants, which fight oxidative stress and protect against degenerative diseases like dementia, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, and some cancers. As well as these strong anti-inflammatory benefits, polyphenols also have anti-ageing properties.
Epidemiological studies have shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a particular phenol compound called oleocanthal, which acts in a similar way to ibuprofen in the body and can be effective in pain management. This means that olive oil has the potential to help reduce the risk of strokes.
Olive oil lovers will be familiar with the spicy bitter flavour that usually accompanies a high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This comes from these polyphenols. Oils produced from early harvested olives as most of our oils have an even higher quantity of polyphenols.
Olive oil is a completely natural oil
Olive Oil is the only oil produced by squeezing the fruit. Put simply, it is a natural fruit juice. Vegetable and nut oils are made using chemical solvents then bleached and deodorized. This process not only kills any nutritional value but also produces free radicals which damage cells and cause many diseases. Extra virgin olive oil avoids this nastiness and is a pure and completely natural oil.