Olive oil is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet which is characterized by sensible, flavorful portions and slower, more enjoyable eating. People who follow a Mediterranean cuisine have been shown to receive a truly remarkable variety of health benefits. Olive oil can quickly satisfy hunger and lead to fewer total calories ingested at mealtime. Even better, studies suggest that olive oil decreases rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
It is unclear if any single component of olive oil is responsible for these health benefits, or if it is a combination of olive oil and a diet high in vegetables, fruit and fish. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the few oils that can be eaten without chemical processing. Nearly every other vegetable oil has been detoxified and refined with steam and solvents. Fresh pressed olive oil, like Little Angel Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil® can be consumed immediately and retains all the natural and healthful flavors, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of the ripe olive fruit from which it is made. Most doctors advocate lowering total fat and calories in your diet, and substituting butter, margarine and tropical oils with healthy fats like olive oil. So, this Mediterranean thing is our way of sharing health and life with you!