WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) YOUR OIL OF CHOICE
EVOO reduces the risk of death from many causes. That was the tasty conclusion of a new evaluation that sought to compare olive oil consumption over time with the risk of death from our most common chronic diseases.
For this study, scientists followed the diets and health status of 92,000 healthy adults for a period of 28 years.
The results? Relative to study subjects who rarely or never consumed olive oil, those consuming the highest amounts, about ¾ of a tablespoon a day were:
These results are not surprising. EVOO is comprised of heart-healthy and brain-healthy monounsaturated fats—most notably oleic acid. Oleic acid has recently been shown to activate the all-powerful sirtuin longevity circuits—the true fountain of youth.
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What’s more, olive oil–specifically extra virgin olive oil–is teeming with exceedingly potent antioxidant polyphenols, additional compounds known to ignite the anti-aging sirtuins, amongst other healthy attributes.
Extra virgin olive oil is truly a food to revere. Make it your oil of choice!
1 tbsp jelly/ jam of choice, marmalade, or honey
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Alternatively, whisk together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up two weeks in the fridge.