Olive Oil Health Benefits
High Phenolic olive oil, the original superfood!
This delicious polyphenol-rich plant-based food has been a staple in Mediterranean kitchens for centuries, but beyond its culinary uses, it's very well known for its science-backed health benefits.
So what exactly makes extra virgin olive oil so healthy?
EVOO is the healthiest fat.
Dietary fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide us with energy, help us absorb important nutrients, improve cell growth and create important hormones.
The main fatty acid found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is oleic acid which is a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. Oleic acid. Oleic acid has only one double bond in its chemical structure, which reduces the risk of oxidation and contributes to the high stability of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In addition, it contains a good amount of Vitamin E and vitamin K and over 30 polyphenols. It is these polyphenols that make it the healthiest fat off all. It includes a unique set of bioactive phenolic compounds not found anywhere else in nature. It Is these impressive polyphenols that are the real key to its stability and health benefits.
Olive oil contains oleocanthal, a compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This can help reduce inflammation in the body, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and arthritis.
Good for Brain Health
Olive oil is high in antioxidants, which can help protect the brain from oxidative stress. This can improve brain function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
Helps with Weight Loss
Olive oil can help with weight loss by reducing hunger and increasing feelings of fullness. This can help reduce calorie intake and promote weight loss.
Supports Healthy Skin
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. This can help reduce the signs of ageing and promote healthy, glowing skin.
May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Olive oil has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Helps Fight Infections
Olive oil contains antimicrobial properties, which can help fight off infections caused by bacteria and fungi.
How to Incorporate Olive Oil into Your Diet
There are many ways to incorporate olive oil into your diet. Here are some ideas:
- Use it as a salad dressing
- Use it in marinades for meat, fish, or vegetables
- Use it as a substitute for butter or margarine when cooking
- Drizzle it over roasted vegetables or bread
Olive oil is a delicious and healthy addition to any diet. Its high content of healthy fats, anti-inflammatory properties, and various other benefits make it a valuable ingredient in promoting overall health. You can enjoy its numerous health benefits and improve your overall wellbeing by incorporating olive oil into your diet.
The Governor has been so far studied for...
The polyphenols in the Governor EVOO are measured by NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. NMR is very expensive to use but it is proven to be the most accurate way for producers to identify their olive oil as high phenolic olive oil.
The oleocanthal concentration in EVOO can vary considerably. This is due to several factors, including the variety of olive, geographical location of the olive trees, olive maturity when pressing, cultivation and production techniques.
Alzheimer and cancer cells at the ULM and hunter college of New York ( Cornel University)
- Extra virgin olive oil enhances the blood-brain barrier function in Mild Cognitive impairment - Published Published December 2022
- Oleocanthal Attenuates Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Progression and Recurrence by Targeting SMYD2 - Published July 2022
- The effect of Dietary Intervention with high oleocanthal and oleacein olive oil in patients with early stage chronic Leukemia - Published 21 January 2022
- Oleocanthal is inhibiting lung cancer – published 11 June 2020
- Safety Evaluation of single dose of Oleocanthal – published 20th January 2020
- Oleocanthal combine with lapatinib treatmentsynergized against HER 2 breast cancer – published 15th February 2020
- Oleocanthal rich restores the blood – brain barrier – Accepted 12th June 2019
- Oleocanthal on its oral anti breast cancer activity – published 9th April 2019
- Optimization of taste masked oleocanthal – 5 October 2019
- Oleocanthal rich enhances donepezil effect by reducing amyloid b and toxicity of Alzheimer disease – 8th may 2018
Oleocanthal is the most important health-promoting molecule in extra virgin olive oil,
and The Governor contains one of the highest concentrations of Oleocanthal ever recorded.
Dr. Prokopios Magiatis and Dr. Eleni Melliou are at the forefront of olive oil research. Dr. Magiatis is a co-founder and vice-president of the Oleocanthal International Society and co-founder of the World Olive Center for Health in Athens. Dr. Melliou is co-founder and general secretary of the Oleocanthal International Society and co-founder of the World Olive Centre for Health in Athens.
The World Olive Centre is a specialised organisation dedicated to the study of the health beneﬁt’s of Olive oil. Its main objective is to provide support for clinical trials using high phenolic extra virgin olive oil.
Prokopios Magiatis research is focused on the isolation, chemical synthesis and bioactivity of natural products especially olive oil. He is an expert on the analyses and measurement of bioactive compounds like oleocanthal in olive oil. Dr. Eleni Melliou research is focused on the chemistry of natural products and particularly on isolation and structural identiﬁcation of bioactive small molecules from foods with the use of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.
“We can certify that The Governor is an extremely rare extra virgin olive oil that stands out from the usual oils. It is an oil highly recommended to all consumers looking for olive oil with enhanced properties for health protection”
Prokopios Magiatis, Associate Professor – Athens University Faculty of Pharmacy