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Our Top 5 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Beyond the flavourful taste of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, there are an abundance of health benefits. Here are our top 5:

HELPS LOWER BAD CHOLESTEROL
Olive oil contains high levels (65 – 85%) of monounsaturated fatty acids which help maintain a healthy cholesterol balance. This is more than most cooking oils, as olive oil is naturally cholesterol free.

REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
A healthy cholesterol balance protects the heart and arteries from plaque build-up.

HELPS PREVENT CANCER
The high levels of polyphenols are a strong antioxidant quality in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which fight the free radicals in our bodies. Excess free radicals cause oxidative stress and have been linked to many forms of cancer.

PROTECTS FROM OXIDATIVE DAMAGE
The antioxidants also maintain the integrity of the oil by protecting it from oxidation. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in Vitamins E, A, D and K. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant.

HELP PREVENT OR DELAY THE ONSET OF DIABETES
The monounsaturated fat can benefit non-insulin-dependent diabetics.


The Absa Top 5 locally produced EVOOs for 2016 will be announced on the 27th of September! Keep up to date with the latest SA Olive news via social media: Facebook and Twitter.

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