Olive oil is considered one of the healthiest fats and a rich source of antioxidants. When consumed in moderation along with a well-balanced diet, olive oil may reduce the risk of certain chronic conditions. As the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, olive oil has powerful antioxidant properties that may help reduce cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which are healthy fats that may promote optimal brain and joint function.
This article explains the benefits of olive oil and how it compares with other oils.
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**This article references low smoke points for extra virgin olive oils. J. Olive Co. EVOOs have a high smoke point of 400°+. This is specific to J. Olive Co. oils, not grocery store olive oils.