Including EVOO in your diet gives you an essential foundation for nutrition – packed with health benefits for boosting your immune system. Olives and other colorful fruits and vegetables produce phytonutrients which provide significant benefits. These nutrients are so amazing, you could call them “fighter-nutrients”!
Phytonutrients are powerful active antioxidants and in pure, cold-pressed, high quality EVOO, they have been shown to decrease blood levels of glucose and insulin, blood pressure and blood coagulation.
Amazingly, they are boost our cells’ ability to defend against inflammation and disease as well!
Eating a varied diet is important to feel our best and be as prepared as possible to handle any health challenges that come our way. We can all use some encouragement in this area to keep choosing healthful ingredients. Making these small, but powerful changes can help keep us in fighting form.
The tiny and ancient olive continues to prove its worth in this area. Dr. Mary Flynn, professor of Clinical Medicine, describes this amazing fruit:
"Like most unprocessed plant products, it contains a range of health-promoting phytonutrients. The phytonutrients in olive oil have been shown to decrease the oxidation of LDL (which would lower heart disease risk) and DNA (which would lower cancer risk). Other phytonutrients in olive oil have been shown to decrease blood levels of glucose and insulin; decrease blood pressure; decrease blood coagulation; and decrease inflammation.
"This makes extra virgin olive oil very different from seed oils, like soybean, safflower, corn, and canola oil, which have undergone a refining process that destroys phytonutrients. Refined olive oil, typically labeled 'olive oil' in stores, also lacks phytonutrients.
"Take-away point: buy only extra virgin olive oil!"
For more on Dr. Flynn's full report on EVOO, including 20 clinical studies involving EVOO, please click here to visit her article published at www.thetruthinoliveoil.com. And to read more about the science behind “fighter-nutrients”, feel free to check out this article at livescience.com.
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Did you know our Infused Olive Oils are based on a Mild EVOO and will have approximately the same chemical composition and nutritional benefits?
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