Extra Virgin Olive Oil2013-10-8
Poor quality dietary fat intake is one of the greatest promoters of modern diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, depression, digestive disorders, and cancer. Adding high quality fats like cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil is an important step in protecting overall health. Extra virgin olive oil is produced from the first pressing of olives. It contains a wealth of polyphenols, compounds which possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-proliferative properties in breast cancer cells. Olive oils should not be subjected to high heat conditions which de-nature the integrity of their protective compounds and promote rancidity or free radicals.