Gourmet Olive Oil

Health Facts 

  • Consumption of olive oil, particularly the extra-virgin variety, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals with high cardiovascular risk. 


  • The compound Oleocanthal, contained in virgin olive oils, has similar anti-inflammatory properties to Ibuprofen. 

  • Helps reduce blood pressure 

  • Reduces the chance of obesity 

  • People with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes 


  • Olive oil contains - moderate amounts of vitamins E & K 

  • Beneficial fatty acids - loads of antioxidants 


  • Olives and olive oil, especially extra-virgin, contain substantial amounts of compounds deemed to be anticancer agents. 

  • There is preliminary evidence that olive oil can help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s