Olive oil is the key ingredient in the much-lauded Mediterranean diet, which UNESCO recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2010. Countless studies have been conducted on the miraculous antioxidant properties in olive oil.
Research has shown olive oil can help lower your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.
Studies also suggest extra virgin olive oil – delicious in salads, pasta and on fish – can even lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, prevent osteoporosis from developing, protect from depression and reduce inflammation.
Thousands of years before the term “Mediterranean Diet” was even coined in the 1960s, ancient Greek philosophers and physicians were writing about the curative properties of olive oil. Hippocrates had described olive oil as “the great healer”. Fresh-pressed golden Greek olive oil is truly a gift from the Gods.