Olive Oil for the Heart
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leaving a trail of crumpled cards and discounted sugar-flavored chalk behind.
And while your kids’ piles of Star Wars-themed Valentine’s hearts are probably safe to toss at this point — after you’ve picked through the candy that came with them, of course — it’s important to remember your REAL heart.
There are still two weeks left in February, which is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and on a larger scale, cardiovascular diseases including heart attack and stroke claim the lives of almost 18 million people around the world each year.
The good news is that many of heart disease’s various risk factors can be worked around just by eating healthily — and we can help you. If you’ve been to one of our tasting parties, you’ve heard us talk about the number of ways Ultra Premium Olive Oil can be good for you. This largely boils down to their extremely high concentrations of certain antioxidants that don’t exist outside the world of fresh olive oil.
Those antioxidants — biophenols and polyphenols, if we’re being sciencey — mean that Ultra Premium Olive Oil is a wonderful way to combat cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and stroke, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Plus, they taste good; higher concentrations of these phenolic compounds translate to a more peppery oil. Use it to sautee veggies, marinade meats, or even brush on toast to lower your caloric intake. Multiple studies have shown that olive oil consumption can lower your bad cholesterol, and the monounsaturated fats found in the oil can help manage diabetes and therefore put even less strain on your heart.
And by using Ultra Premium Olive Oil in your kitchen, you free up calories you can spend on Valentine’s chocolate. It’s 50% off today. Go nuts, we won’t tell.