Gourmet Olive oil is healthier than other vegetable oils

Liquid Gold as the Italians call it, has been used for thousands of years for the taste it provides, for religious purposes, and for its health components. The Greeks believed that Olive oil brings eternal youth. It seems they were wise, since it is now recognized that it you can live longer if you follow a diet high in plant food and use Olive oil instead of the normal cooking oil in your food.

Benefits of Gourmet Olive oil

It is a natural exponent of monounsaturated fat in the form of juice or oil. It is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed directly from its fruit. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids and several antioxidants. This is what provides the many health benefits:

Lowers blood pressure

It provides a natural way to control high blood pressure.

Helps with sugar regulation

It is not only a good alternative in the treatment of diabetes but can also delay the onslaught of the disease by preventing insulin resistance in the body.

Helps with weight control

It is easier to lose weight with a monounsaturated diet than with a low fat diet. Ithelps the body to lose weight in both the upper and lower parts. People who follow a low fat diet are more prone to lose weight just in the lower parts of the body. The monounsaturated diet provides longer lasting effects than the low fat diet.

Strengthens the immune system

It gives the immune system a boost to fight harmful microorganisms and bacteria.

Keeps the body young

It helps to prevent skin damage, premature ageing and osteoporosis.

Protects against ulcers and colon cancer

Studies suggest that it is equal to fish oil in reducing the risk of colon cancer. It supports the stomach, pancreas, and hepato-bilary system. This vegetable oil prevents gallstone formation.

Keeps the heart healthy and prevents strokes

Studies have shown that the consumption of two tablespoons of Olive oil daily reduces the risk of heart attacks. The richness in polyphenols increases arterial elasticity. This reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Rich in antioxidants

No other vegetable oil can claim this. It protects the body against harmful substances and purifies the blood.

Prevents arteriosclerosis

Monounsaturated fats are more easily cleared from the blood than saturated fats. This reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and it prevents the blood from forming clots after a fat rich meal.

Types of Olive oilExtra Virgin Oil is made from the first pressing of the olives and is the best on the market. It contains no more than 0.8% acidity and has a fresh fruity taste. It is considered the superior oil. It is made from the best olives and pressed without the use of excessive heat. This insures that most of the benefits are retained.

Virgin Oil is made from the second pressing of the olives with acidity level of less than 2% and a good taste.

Olive Oil is made from virgin oil and refined virgin oil with acidity level of less than 1% and has a mild flavor.

Extra Light undergoes a lot of refinement with a light color and very mild taste. It is mostly used to bake cakes and make desserts.

Pomace Oil is a blend of virgin oil and refined olive pomace. Pomace is the residue that is left after virgin oil is made. It is often used in restaurants for cooking.

Color Code

Green oil comes from olives harvested early in the season. Yellow oil comes from very ripe olives.

How to store it

It will oxidize after a few years and get a stale taste. You can prolong its life by storing it in a tight container in a dark and cool cupboard.

How to read the labels

Pure or 100% pure oil indicates that it is good enough for baking. Imported from Italy means that it was packed in Italy since most of the oil comes from Spain. Hand-picked is not an indication of superior olives. It is the processing that counts.

Olive oil is the best type of vegetable oil to use. It prevents several diseases and is the ideal companion to a healthy diet. Don’t compromise on the quality since Extra Virgin Oil has the most benefits.

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