Did you know extra virgin olive oils, like wines, exhibit characteristics that reflect their terroir? Even more than that, behind every bottle of olive oil there is a story, a tradition and, behind it all, a culture that began thousands of years ago.
Discover the different tastes and how they compliment your foods. Contrast a few olive oils by sipping them straight or with a drizzle over a warm baked potato. How does a particular Spanish Picual dress your sliced steak or Brussels sprouts? Gently fry an egg in a mild Arbequina. Pour a blend of two cultivars over fresh sea bass.
The consumption of olive oil has long been associated with reduced incidence of cancer. Large observational and epidemiological studies have showed that using olive oil instead of saturated fats, such as butter, is associated with lower odds of any type of cancer, including prostate cancer.
However a recent study revealed that replacing some carbohydrates with vegetable fats, such as those found in olive oil, can actually halt the progression of prostate cancer after diagnosis.
Spanish researchers evaluated the effect of adding olive oil to the diets of healthy elderly. The results showed that extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels also known as the good cholesterol.panish researchers evaluated the effect of adding olive oil to the diets of healthy elderly. The results showed that extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels also known as the good cholesterol.
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