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Why is Australian Extra Virgin so good?

Cardiovascular Health

A Mediterranean style diet, filled with healthy mono-unsaturated rich foods such as nuts, avocados and extra virgin olive oil, has been scientifically proven to be good for our heart health.

Unlike refined cooking oils, extra virgin olive oil contains a unique mix of heart healthy fats and antioxidants. As a result, including extra virgin olive oil in your diet has a positive effect on our cholesterol levels, by:

  • - Increasing the good HDL cholesterol, and
  • - Reducing bad LDL cholesterol

Inflammation

A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, nuts, fish and extra virgin olive oil (such as the Mediterranean style diet) has shown to help prevent inflammation within the body.

Extra virgin olive oil contains a unique substance called oleocanthal which works in a similar way to the common medication called ibuprofen, which helps to reduce inflammation.

Consuming foods rich in omega-9 mono-unsaturated fatty acids (such as extra virgin olive oil) can assist in reducing inflammation.

Anti-ageing

Many factors could play a role in accelerating the cellular ageing process in the skin. Studies have shown consuming an antioxidant rich diet, filled with fresh whole plant based foods, and in particular extra virgin olive oil, can help fight the internal signs of ageing.

Compared to refined cooking oils which use synthetic compounds to reduce oxidation, extra virgin olive oil is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants such as Vitamin E, polyphenols and squalene. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the richest plant based sources of squalene, which is regularly used in cosmetic products.

In addition, extra virgin olive oil is rich in omega-9 mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are essential in reducing internal cellular aging.

Including extra virgin olive oil as part of an antioxidant rich healthy diet can help combat the signs of ageing from within.

Weight Control

A Mediterranean style diet, rich in plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, nuts, seeds, fish, and extra virgin olive oil, is scientifically proven to help maintain a lower body weight and achieve desirable weight control in the long term.

Extra virgin olive oil, is rich in mono-unsaturated fats (healthy fats), which makes you feel fuller for longer, reduces the need for snacking, and enhances the flavour of every meal.

Get more out of your vegetable dishes and salads by drizzling them with Australian extra virgin olive oil which helps the body absorb more of the natural goodness in some vegetables (such as carrots, kale and broccoli).

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