In the ancient world, olive oil was considered “liquid gold” by Homer and “the great healer” by Hippocrates. But how can just one ingredient be so powerful?
Both Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cuisines are considered to be the healthiest of cuisines mainly due to extra virgin olive oil, which is proven to have many health benefits, being a key element of their dishes.While all varieties of olive oil can be found on the market, research indicates that extra virgin olive oil has more health benefits than other types such as standard olive oil or virgin olive oil. This is because antioxidants and bioactive compounds found in olives are preserved in extra virgin olive oil.
Furthermore, we can't stress enough the importance of choosing an organic, extra virgin olive oil. It defeats the purpose of using anti-oxidant-rich olive oil if it's full of pesticides and toxins. Consuming organic olive oil not only provides all the benefits of the nutrients and anti-oxidants, it also ensures that you're bringing the purest and highest quality oil into your body and cells.