Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality

Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality.

On the 10th January a new study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study was led by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health who studied the health and diet of 90,000 U.S. health care workers during a 28 year period, one of the biggest studies to date. They found that those that consumed a higher olive oil intake (more than 1/2 tbsp) daily was associated with a 19% lower risk of all causes of death. The study also concluded that olive oil may have a significant impact on disease and cause-related deaths. 29% lower risk of neurodegenerative mortality 19% lower cardiovascular disease mortality 19% lower risk of cancer mortality 18% lower risk of respiratory mortality The researchers also developed statistical models to simulate what would happen if a person swapped 10g per day of margarine, butter, mayonnaise or dairy fat with olive oil. This lowered the risk of death from all causes by 8-34% The study suggests that people should "consume a more plant-based diet and prioritise fatty acids such as olive oil because they have a better nutritional composition (high in phenols and antioxidants), instead of using butter or margarines or other animal fats that have been shown to have detrimental effects for health,"  Guasch-Ferré, a senior research scientist in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts   Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of mortality https://www.instagram.com/the_governor_evoo/?hl=en The body of evidence supporting the health benefits of including olive oil in our diet just keeps growing. Head over to my socials for some plant based recipe ideas!
Cooking with the Governor Extra Virgin Olive oil

Can you cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Can you cook with Extra Virgin Olive oil?  Yes, absolutely! ⁣ ⁣ Despite Mediterranean cultures using EVOO as their main cooking oil for centuries and the health benefits of the Med diet being scientifically proven, people still question whether it should be used for cooking! ⁣ ⁣ Did you know that ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO remains heat stable for cooking at temperatures up to 190°c and high phenolic EVOO up to around 230°c. These temperatures cover most home cooking methods. ⁣ ⁣ Sautéing 120°c⁣ Oven roasting 180°c⁣ deep frying 180°c⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ?Choosing a good quality EVOO high in antioxidant polyphenols is important because these help to protect the oil from becoming damaged when heated. ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO’s composition of high monounsaturated fat and high antioxidant content provides heat and oxidative stability, making it a healthier choice over vegetable and seed oils. ⁣ ⁣ ?EVOO is a unrefined oil. It is completely unprocessed retaining all of its healthy compounds. ⁣ Refined oils have been heat and chemically treated to remove impurities and contaminants. The process increases shelf life and smoke points, removes flavour and nutritional value. ⁣ ⁣ ?Studies show that when sautéing various veggies in EVOO it increases their antioxidant levels improving the nutritional value of food.⁣ ⁣ A very recent studies revealed that even deep frying chicken nuggets and chips in EVOO improved the nutritional profile of these foods when compared with canola (rapeseed) and grapeseed oils.⁣ ⁣ Even when put under test conditions that we wouldn’t usually use in our homes such as deep frying for extremely long periods of time and reusing the same oil several times it remains heat stable. ⁣ ⁣ So if you do choose to cook with EVOO be confident that it is safe and nutritious to do so. ⁣ ⁣