What you may not know is EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is one of the healthiest “superfoods” you can consume.
Mediterranean diets have been the key success for many of the worlds longest living cultures, a key ingredient in this diet is a high consumption of EVOO. This includes a consumption of 16-20 liters per person each year while Americans consume less then 1 liter a year. Luckily, the U.S is seeing a dramatic increase in consumption of olive oil, each year it has increased by 5% from 2008-2010. FDA recommends two tablespoons a day of EVOO to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Not only is extra virgin olive oil heart healthy, but it can help fight cancer! A phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, reduces inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence.
EVOO has also been proven in studies to help lower blood pressure, fight diabetes, reduces levels of obesity, and prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis.
The list of benefits that Extra Virgin Olive Oil has on our bodies in endless, not to mention it taste great too!
– Article by WeOlive.com