Why Olive Oil?
The Mediterranean Miracle – is a keystone of a Mediterranean diet
Health benefits – the main components of olive oil are oleic acid
Heart healthy - The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances.
Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, olive oil's protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis.
Studies have shown that people who consumed 25 milliliters (mL) - about 2 tablespoons - of virgin olive oil daily for 1 week showed less oxidation of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of antioxidant compounds, particularly phenols, in the blood.
Spanish researchers suggest that including olive oil in your diet may also offer benefits in terms of colon cancer prevention
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), consuming about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil a day may reduce your risk of heart disease.