It is largely known that olive oil is a crucial part of the commonly known as Mediterranean diet (MED), which has been connected to overall greater life expectancy compared to other Northern EU regions and the US. Beside other components of MED, research has pointed out that beneficial health effects have been associated to a large extent with the replacement of animal or other fats with olive oil.
Two types of fat are considered not being good for your health. These are saturated fat, which increases cholesterol levels, thus promoting arteries clogging and oxidized fat. Easily oxidized fats are those rich in poly-unsaturates.
On the contrary, most fatty acids present in olive oil are the “beneficial” mono-unsaturated ones (oleic acid at a percentage of > 70%).
“…eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day…” (FDA qualified claim for olive oil, 2004)
That is why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is so different and unique, compared to all other edible oils that people use and this is why our Premium Olive Oil cultivated in the traditional Greek way using modern techniques, is among the best.