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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.


Olive oil 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.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

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

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.

I have been using The Governor evoo for 5 months now with my 7 year old daughter who is on the spectrum, since using it I have seen an increased calmness in her and her ability to sit still has improved. I put this down to it being the early harvest and having high polyphenols which help lower inflammation….. based on current research I believe most people would benefit from a daily dose of what I call liquid gold
I started using this oil 3 months ago and am noticing the significant health benefits especially in my joints!Would highly recommend it as it tastes great and I don't even like olives!!!!
Mandy Johnson
It really is the Governor of olive oil!!!
Tom Kerridge Michelin-starred chef
I consider the Governor one of the best high phenolic oils Greece produces and always include in my tastings. Cannot think of a more caring and beautiful gift to yourself or a loved one!
Irini Tzortzoglou- Greek cook and winner of the MasterChef 2019 UK
This is the best olive oil we have ever had, it's far superior than any other we have tried, we won't be buying any other. We are on our 2nd bottle now and the added health benefits makes it even more appealing and the service is first class.
Jane Grime
I have bought many Extra Virgin Olive Oils from all over the world and IMHO the Governor Premium is the best of them all.......hands down.Everything from ordering, packaging and of course the quality is exceptional. Wonderful health benefits with this Olive Oil.
Bernand Donnelly

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)


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.

Oleocanthal, a natural compound found in extra virgin olive oil, has been gaining attention for its numerous health benefits. Extra virgin olive oil containing the highest levels of oleocanthal is considered to be particularly beneficial for overall well-being.

Studies have shown that oleocanthal possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, similar to ibuprofen but without the side effects. This makes it a valuable component in promoting heart health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Incorporating extra virgin olive oil rich in oleocanthal into your diet not only adds flavour to your dishes but also contributes to your overall health. Its potential to reduce inflammation and support brain function makes it a valuable addition to a balanced diet.

Experience the superior quality and purity that only The Governor can provide - your path to a healthier tomorrow starts now.

Scientific Advisors

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