At a quick glance:
- Olive Oil is a great source for heart-healthy, oleic acids as well as anti-inflammatory substances oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol
- Olives, both dark and green, are wonderful additions to any diet.
- Mycotoxin contamination can pose a danger to olives. Our Olive Oil Experts recommend unpitted oil to be packaged in glass to reduce risk.
Olives have been a staple of civilizations for hundreds of years. They are bulletproof, low in toxins and high in fat.
An olive is technically a fruit but it's more like an vegetable.
Olives contain low amounts of carbs and sugars. This speeds up wound healing.
Some amazing compounds can be found in olives. Olive Oil should only be used with caution.
Olives Are Full Of Oleic Acid
Olives are rich in 15-35% fat. Most olives contain 15-35% fat.
Monounsaturated Oleic Acid is easy to oxidize.
The better the olive oil is, the more beneficial compounds and intact oils you will find.
Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein
Oleuropein gives Olive Oil its distinctive flavor.
Your body is healthier when you use Oleuropein or hydroxytyrosol.
- They protect your heart from chronic inflammation, which can lead directly to cardiovascular disease. 
- They have strong antioxidant properties in vitro as well as in vivo. [3,4]
- They protect your body from autoimmune disease. 
- They can improve insulin sensitivity and preserve glucose metabolism.
- They increase testosterone production. 
- They may be used as emollients in rheumatoid-arthritis. 
- They can treat skin and wound problems.
- They protect your heart in case of liver damage or metabolic syndrome.
- These powerful anticancer properties promise great results.
What to do with olive oil
Olive Oil has a fragile quality and is easy to oxidize.
Be aware of additives in olive oil, and make sure that it is in dark glass.