“Southern Europeans experience less heart disease, stomach and lung cancers, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity than other Western nations. This lower rate of chronic disease has been attributed to diet.”
- International Conference on Nutrition (ICN)
Cold-pressed (cold extracted) unfiltered extra-virgin Greek olive oil has tremendous health benefits. Unfiltered olive oil retains the small particles of olive flesh that enhance flavor and provide nutrients. These nutrients and flavor are preserved because the oil is not chemically refined or heat-treated. There is no cholesterol, very little salt, and no carbohydrates in olive oil. Americans consume high levels of saturated fat, the leading cause of many diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Greeks consume a good amount of fat, but mostly from plant origin. Rich in monounsaturated fat, vitamins (E, A, K), polyphenols, and other antioxidants, pure unfiltered olive oil provides health benefits ranging from disease prevention to anti-aging.