Did you know?
Studies show that a 'Mediterranean diet' which is low in saturated fats such as butter, lard, and other animal fats, but rich in monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, in addition to grains, fruits and vegetables, helps keep LDL cholesterol (or 'bad cholesterol') low, while maintaining healthful levels of HDL (“good cholesterol”).
The HDL has a preventative effect on cardiovascular illness because it may help to eliminate LDL from the blood by carrying it to the liver.
In addition, many medical researchers and nutritionists agree that olive oil is a good source of vitamin E which may protect against cancer and heart disease.
So many ways to use Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive oil is continually promoted by nutritionists for it's high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, such as oleic acid, and polyphenols. It is mentioned in almost every sacred text from the Mediterranean region, and has long been known as a great cooking oil.
Olive oil also has plenty of other uses around your home and garden, and we have listed a few here.