Go for Extra Virgin

It's a known fact that all types of olive oil are good for the heart, moreover, studies have shown that the virgin and extra virgin varieties are much better than pure or light oils. You want to know why? Virgin oils are packed with phenols, a compound which reduce blood pressure and lowers the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Although slightly costly than than ordinary olive oils, it's well worth it. Just imagine all the health benefits you can get from it. Here's a tip on how to keep your virgin oil fresh, refrigerate it or store in a cool dark place. Heat and light destroy phenols.


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2 comments:

JesieBlogJourney said...

So that means cooking destroys the phenols too.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I take a teaspoonful of extra virgin olive oil everyday. I put it on everything!!! Great post!

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