Olive oil is a natural extract of olives, therefore providing many benefits to health due to its natural origin. Experts say olive oil is good for you, especially if its extra virgin. So here are 3 facts on why you should use Extra Virgin Olive Oil;

1.Extra Virgin Olive Oil has many antioxidants and healthy fats.

It contains over 30 types of antioxidants that help protect the body against any damaging cells that contribute to disease and ageing of the body. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great source of monosaturated fats, a healthy fat that is essential to the Mediterranean diet. Studies show that monosaturated fats reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke. It can also assist in reducing blood pressure, inflammation and blood glucose levels.

2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil promotes a healthy heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in Australia. Heart disease contribute to less deaths in Middle-Eastern countries due to their nutritious diet. Extra Virgin Oil being part of this diet. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has properties that reduce blood pressure levels and assist in preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best oil to cook with.

When you consider the many benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to our health, it is important to rethink the oils we use while we are cooking and what harm they may be doing to our bodies. If used more regularly, Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides more benefits to our health as it sustains a healthy diet. While providing most health benefits to the heart, it is also beneficial to bone growth and maintenance as well as reducing the risk of disease such as type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. At Medfoods, we provide best of the range Extra Virgin Olive Oil, imported directly from the Middle-East. We are conscious of the importance of maintaining health, therefore we provide the most nutritious and beneficial Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the market.