Let's look at what is happening in the world of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is in the media, commercials, recipes, tv shows, and more. It is on everyone's shopping list these days. list these days. been hailed as a superfood by Harvard Medical School and recommended by scores of leading MDs for its numerous health benefits...
~It’s a Possible Cancer-Fighter:
EVOO contains a polyphenol, called oleocanthal, a natural pharmaceutical style compound. That means the stuff inside the olive is powerful to help our body in its health, whether one consumes the olives or its juice. Olives are a fruit, and fresh pressed juice is olive oil! It has the potential to fight off cancer cells. Recently, researchers discovered that cancer cells were dying within 3 minutes to an hour after applying oleocanthal.
~It Supports Heart Health:
People who regularly consume olive oil are at lower risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and high cholesterol. The fat in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, meaning liquid at room temperature, and from one type of molecule. It is considered a healthy dietary fat. Saturated fats are solid at room temperature.
~It May Reduce Depression:
Another study showed that moderate use of EVOO has the ability to reduce anxiety and help us focus. It may improve memory too. The brain is over 2/3 fat, so our body needs fat to stay sharp! When my momma was in a nursing home suffering with dementia, I sent her Omega 3 capsules, coconut oil, and olive oil. When she switched over to eating smoked salmon daily, there was a remarkable difference in her brain function.
~If you want to enjoy all the health benefits of EVOO, make certain to buy fresh pressed olive oil. The date of harvest and expiration will be printed somewhere on the bottle. Buy locally if possible. I am fortunate to live in northern California, where there are many olive oil orchards in the area. Go to an olive oil store, one that is like a bar, with olive oil on tap. The experts there can give you an education that will enhance your purchasing power.
I sincerely hope that this helps you in your day today. Be well.
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