“Olive oil was used to produce both medicine and cosmetics: Hippocrates called it “the great healer” and Homer “liquid gold”, Galen praised it for its positive effects on health. I drink 1oz daily” — Paul Ebeling
Extra-virgin olive oil (cold pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing, but not for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.
Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my heart health minestrone.
The Key benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are as follows:
1. Contains- vitamins E, K, and A plus antioxidants.
2. Helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
3. Reduces colon, breast and skin cancers.
4. Lowers the incidence of gallstones. 5. Helps control blood sugar levels. The monounsaturated fats support healthy insulin levels. 6. Polyphenols in olive oil act as anti-inflammatory properties. This includes reducing asthma and arthritis. 7. Olive oil helps you to lose weight.
Remember to store EVO in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator, let it liquify before using, and do not heat as it has a low smoke point, dress foods with EVO immediately after cooking.
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