Many people have heard Olive Oil can improve overall health, including brain health. There are many things that could decrease the health benefits of Olive Oil consumption.
These are the five fundamental principles to get the most out of Olive Oil for your brain and for your health.
Olive Oil labeled "Extra Virgin"
Olive oils labeled "virgin" and/or "gentle" could have been subject to a chemical treatment that unfortunately reduces the nutritional value of olive oil. They may also be mixed with less-healthy varieties of olive oils.
You Must Make Sure That Olive Oil Is Fresh and Wonderful
Olive Oil is perishable and the brain-healthy antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that go with it will also go rancid. Not excellent! It is not recommended that you verify the harvest and sell-by dates of your bottles. If you are unable to find anyone, it may be worth looking into other olive oil brands.
Keep an eye on the temperature
Olive Oil should be used in low-heat or raw dishes to reap the health benefits. Olive Oil's beneficial compounds begin to lose their effectiveness at 350 degrees. Olive Oil heated above 350 degrees can lead to the formation of potentially dangerous substances.
Buy It Accurately
Unopened olive oil jars can be kept in a dark, cool place for up to two years. Olive oil's main enemies are heat and light when opened. We recommend that you store it in a dark container and away from heat (meaning not on the stovetop or on a windowsill). This oil should not be kept in the refrigerator as it can crystallize and change its texture.
To find out if it is the real deal, check the brand
Recent research by UC Davis found that nearly 70% of olive oils labeled "extra virgin" weren't just extra virgin olive oil. It is difficult to distinguish the true from the fake, unfortunately.