(English) Olive Oil: "The only really good food we are still allowed"
In an article on bonappetit.com online magazine, Mark Kurlansky ???pointed towards how many of the pleasurable foods in life are seemingly to be sacrificed as we seek to be healthier. He continued,
“Sometimes it feels as though we would be better off being less healthy and enjoying life. But then, miraculously, there is olive oil.
Olive oil, it often seems, is the only really good food we are still allowed.”
Indeed, the health benefits of Olive Oil are many and varied. This is especially true of Extra Virgin oils, the natural fresh juice of the olive fruit which is extracted at cooler temperatures and not chemically refined. A study carried out in 2006 and published in the “Annals of Internal Medicine” showed that consuming Virgin Olive Oil had a greater positive effect on heart disease risk factors when compared to refined oil.
So take heart, literally, and try making Extra Virgin Olive Oil a vital ingredient in both your cooking and health!
www.annals.org (María-Isabel Covas et al)