OLIVE OIL AND HEALTH
THE HEALTH BENEFITS
Olive oil is not only delicious, but healthy too! Olive oil contains more unsaturated fat than butter, margarine, and other oils. These healthy fats replace the “bad fats” in our bodies, resulting in reduced levels of cholesterol. Research from the scientific community has proven that the use of olive oil significantly reduces the chance of a heart attack.
Unlike other oils, olive oil is 100% digestible. This means that it leaves behind no waste products 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 aging.
WAIT, IF OLIVE OIL IS A FAT… IS IT BAD FOR YOU?
Extra virgin olive oil contains a high level of monounsaturated fats, but these are the “good fats,” proven to lower LDL cholesterol. Additionally, real extra virgin olive oil is rich in healthy antioxidants and essential vitamins.