Health Benefits

The health benefits of EVOO are directly influenced by the presence of polyphenols.  Polyphenols work as antioxidants to protect the cells in our bodies from damage from cancer causing free radicals.  A diet high in polyphenols has been shown to…

 Lower the risk of heart disease

Decreases inflammatory factors that contribute to heart disease

Reduces the risk of blood clotting

Improves the lining of arteries and increases blood flow and circulation

Decreases blood pressure

Lowers cholesterol

 Reduce the risk of cancer by decreasing inflammation and protecting cells from damage (antioxidant properties)

 Increase calcium absorption to help promote healthy bones

 Act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent to improve arthritis pains

 Strengthen our immune system

EVOO contains vitamin E, chlorophyll, carotenoids and polyphenols.

 Protect against free radicals and cell oxidation that can lead to premature aging

EVOO is high in vitamins A, D, E and K

EVOO is also high in monounsaturated fat (considered a good fat) and low in saturated fat.  A diet high in monounsaturated fats may…

 Improve blood sugar control

Lowers belly fat 
Prevent cognitive decline that is associated with Alzheimer’s and aging

To receive the most health benefits from EVOO, you should consume at least 4 tablespoon a day.  Green olives contain the highest polyphenol count (antioxidants).  Polyphenol levels are highest at harvest.  Any exposure to heat, air, or light can reduce these antioxidants.  As days go by, the polyphenol levels in EVOO begin to wane.  Freshness Trumps Everything!   This is why J. Olive Co. provides you with oils from both hemispheres.  Our goal is to provide our customers with the freshest oils year round.