Olive Oil and Health
The health benefits
Olive oil is not only delicious, but healthy too! For example, olive oil contains more unsaturated fatty acids than butter, margarine and other oils. These unsaturated fatty acids replace the ‘bad’ fats in our body, resulting in reduced cholesterol levels. Research from the scientific community has proven that the use of olive oil greatly reduces the chance of a heart attack caused by clogged blood vessels.
Unlike other oils, olive oil is 100% digestible. This means it leaves no waste products of any kind in the body. Olive oil is also naturally rich in vitamins A & E, and contains high levels of natural antioxidants which protect our cells against ageing.
Wait, olive oil is a fat...is it bad for you?
Extra virgin olive oil has a very high level of monounsaturated fats, but these are the “good fats”, proven to lower LDL cholesterol. In addition, real extra virgin olive oil is high in healthy antioxidants and rich in essential vitamins.