Extra-virgin olive oil is the healthiest oil on the planet. It is nothing but the juice of the olive fruit. Unlike oils made from seeds, vegetables, and tropical fruits, olive oil is a perfectly balanced blend of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid), polyunsaturated (ω-6) fatty acids (linoleic acid), polyunsaturated (ω-3) fatty acids (α-linolenic acid). The presence of other compounds like polyphenols and tocopherols (vitamin E) are unique to fresh extra-virgin olive oil and have invaluable health-promoting properties.
Olive oil is the soul of the Mediterranean diet. Scientific studies have suggested that extra-virgin olive oil may increase immunity, help reduce inflammation, blood pressure, the risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, lower cholesterol, and benefit the skin.