How Olive Oil Can Contribute To Your Wellness Goals

Healthy Living Using Olive Oil

Introducing: Wellness Wednesday With Morocco Gold

Wellness With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Wellness With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If 2022 is the year that wellness nudges up your priority list, our regular new feature – Wellness Wednesday – will remind you how extra virgin olive oil can help you achieve your wellness goals. 

We plan to give you practical hints and tips on how the simple act of incorporating extra virgin olive oil in to your daily or weekly lives can help you feel healthier and protect you against many common health complaints.

This week, we will start – appropriately – with the first meal of the day.  Reaching for your bottle of extra virgin olive oil may not seem the obvious choice at breakfast time but here we are to convince you otherwise.

Three Great Ways To Boost Breakfast with Olive Oil Goodness

Olive Oil With Eggs
Olive Oil With Eggs
  1. Olive Oil With Your Eggs

Whether you fry or scramble, a dash of extra virgin olive oil in your pan is a great way to give your morning eggs the edge in the health stakes.  Using olive oil as a substitute for other cooking oil or fats has been known to give your eggs an extra crispy texture or infuse them with some added fluff so why not give it a try?

For some more delicious ways to spice up your eggs with extra virgin olive oil, check out this tapenade crostini which is definitely worth setting your alarm for!

2. Olive Oil As A Substitute For Your Spread

Ok,  this may not be the first time we have told you this but the potential for using olive oil as an alternative to butter or margarine as a spread on your toast is worth repeating!  It’s no surprise that the choice of olive oil-based spreads on offer is growing all the time but the really great news is that you can make your own in these simple steps!

3. A Shot Of Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Brain Health
Olive Oil For Wellness

If time is of the essence and you just want to get your morning off to a healthy start with minimal fuss, starting the day with a shot of high quality extra virgin olive oil is one of the simplest health habits you can start this year.

A helpful summary from Healthline outlines some of the most recent research supporting the benefits of drinking a shot (or 3 tablespoons) of extra virgin olive oil a day.

According to the report;  Olive oil is a healthy fat that contains anti-inflammatory compounds.  Drinking it regularly may benefit your heart, bone, and digestive health and help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Considering Olive Oil For Wellness? Ensure You Choose The Best Quality Product You Can Afford

If all of this breakfast joy has got you leaping out of bed and reaching for the olive oil,  here’s where we tell you the most important part: not all olive oils are created equal!  To truly ensure that you reap the health benefits that your body and mind deserve, it is vital that you understand the different types of olive oil available – and why it matters.

Types Of Olive Oil

According to the International Olive Council, there are five different grades of olive oil, each with clearly defined standards. They are:

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality, best extra virgin olive oil you can get. Genuine extra virgin olive oil is rare and as a result is slightly more expensive.

The chemical characteristics of extra virgin olive oil (as with all vegetable oils) give an indication of the care with which it was made and stored: how the fruit was grown, transported and harvested, how it was pressed into oil, and how the oil was packaged and bottled. Stringent chemical analysis also helps to determine if the oil is adulterated in any way. The chemical standards for extra virgin olive oil are the highest of all the grades and, as such, offer a guarantee of quality.

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