Olive oil is a staple in so many diets because it has been shown to have health benefits that are mostly agreed upon by experts. From weight loss, heart-healthy properties and more - olive oil will never disappoint you when preparing your meals!
If there's one type of fat everyone can agree on being good for them...it would be the ol' Extra virgin persuasion (and its healthy cousins). It turns out this little bottle might not only make food taste better; but also provide some significant protection from disease too?
If you know that olive oil is a “good fat,” but haven’t kept up to date on the latest science, here are just a few reasons to add more of the Kasandrinos olive oil to your diet...
#1: Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants
Most olive oils are about 73% monounsaturated fat -- fatty acids that support heart health and help lower inflammation. MUFAs also stay stable at high temperatures, making it a healthy choice for cooking.
Olive oil is also packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants, specifically in the form of vitamins E and K. Antioxidants are crucial for fighting inflammation and protecting the heart and arteries.
#2: Olive oil may boost your immune system
Inflammation and metabolic disease lead to lower immune function, making you more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other infections. Antioxidant-rich olive oil can help lower inflammation, which contributes to a more robust immune system.
#3: Olive oil can protect your heart
Probably the healthy fat’s biggest claim to fame is its heart-protective properties. Because of its high monounsaturated fatty acid and antioxidant content, olive oil is known for protecting against stroke, cholesterol oxidation, and high blood pressure.
#4: Olive oil is good for your brain
One study in humans suggests that diets higher in olive oil can increase cognitive function. And another study in mice found that olive oil might be able to protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
#5: Olive oil helps balance your blood sugar
Whether you’re battling insulin resistance or you’re just trying to stay in ketosis, olive oil can help keep your blood sugar balanced. And it may even protect against diabetes. One study even suggests a diet rich in olive oil may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 40%.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other studies highlight olive oil’s antibacterial properties and its ability to reduce pain in people suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis.
Except none of this matters if you’re using poor-quality, diluted olive oil that’s been sitting on the grocery store shelf for months.
You HAVE to have the right olive oil in order to get these benefits.
Which is why we only use Kasandrinos olive oil.
Kasandrinos is the only company we’ve found that harvests their olives by hand from organic, non-GMO trees. Handpicked olives don’t just preserve the ecosystem and the health of the trees, it prevents bruising, which means fresher-tasting olive oil.
They also cold-press the olives immediately after harvesting, so there’s no possibility of rancidity or mold.
All of their fresh-pressed olive oil is stored in stainless steel tanks, which protects it from oxidation. So, you’re always getting olive oil with the highest nutrient content possible. Plus, they only sell the most recent harvest. That means you’ll NEVER get last year’s batch.
Ordering from Kasandrinos is the only way we know to get the freshest, most nutrient-dense olive oil on the market. Just check the lot number and harvest date -- they’re on every bottle.
Keep the freshest, most nutrient-dense olive oil in your kitchen. It’s worth it.