Latest Celebrities Endorse Extra Virgin Olive Oil And The Mediterranean Diet

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Sharon Stone and Penelope Cruz Are Latest Stars To Support Health Benefits

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Morocco Gold and Health Benefits

Holywood A-Listers Sharon Stone and Penelope Cruz are the very latest in a long list of celebrities queuing up to endorse the benefits of extra virgin olive oil and The Mediterranean Diet.

Sharing some secrets behind looking so fabulous in her sixties with WSJ Magazine this month,  Sharon Stone revealed a breakfast of watermelon with feta cheese and mint, with olive oil and salt and pepper is one of her favourite ways to start the stay.

The actress went on to explain that she also enjoys swimming laps in her pool, sleeping eight hours a nights, doing lunges, and taking baths filled with arnica and Dead Sea salts.

Fellow US actress Penelope Cruz who was seen this month enjoying the Italian sunshine has previously told The Mirror how much she loves The Mediterranean Diet, explaining:

“Spain is my country and Madrid is my city and I love living there.  My family and friends are all there so that’s my place. I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well but I try to eat healthily.”

And it’s not just their food that celebrities like to infuse with the tastes of the best olive oil and the Mediterranean Diet.  Many of the stars of stage and screen swear by extra virgin olive oil as an essential component in their skin or haircare regime.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Celebrity Skincare

Olive Oil For The Skin
Olive Oil For The Skin

A report this year from Fox5 reported that Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Loren well all united by the love for the kitchen cabinet staple extra virgin olive oil as their go-to beauty product.

Talking to Fox5,  Lisa Cohn of Park Avenue Nutrition said: “The cold-pressed organic is always going to be the best. And that’s because it’s going to have the highest content of the natural, healthy oils, which are going to give moisture to cells and natural skin texture-its natural buoyancy.”

We at Morocco Gold are really glad you brought that up Lisa as we are particularly proud of the fact that our olive oil is hand-picked and cold pressed – ensuring that we retain the highest concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and taste in every drop.

Our latest harvest has the highest ever concentration of polyphenols – a superpowered antioxidant that helps fight a range of diseases and cell damage – at 644mg/kg. 

Gwyneth Paltrow is a vocal advocate of the use of olive oil. Many of the recipes in her co-authored 2013 cookbook “It’s all Good” contain extra virgin olive oil. Goop also features an interview with celebrity doctor Nicholas Perricone. She extols the virtues of the essential fatty acids present in extra virgin olive oil, Mainly that it can nourish the skin and provide anti-inflammatory activity. Many celebrities have taken up her recipes.

On her much talked about website Goop, Paltrow includes an interview with Dr. Nicholas Perricone who advises: “The most powerful member of the Olive Oil Polyphenol group is Hydroxytyrosol. In addition this super antioxidant, anti-inflammatory has proven to be effective in improving general health and appearance.”

Furthermore, a glassful is far more than the daily consumption of 1½ tablespoons recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration. Last year qualified health claims that consuming oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of heart problems. Found naturally in many food sources, extra virgin olive oil boasts a range of 55-83% of oleic acid.

And it’s not just the ladies who swear by the health and taste benefits of a premium extra virgin olive oil. 

Extra virgin olive oil has been around for centuries but has never been more popular among sone of our most respected celebrity chefs.

Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Many think the British celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality, Jamie Oliver, is responsible for the skyrocketing popularity of extra virgin olive oil in the U.K. over the past ten years.  Jamie Oliver has even admitted to using extra virgin olive oil, not just for his cooking, but as a body moisturiser. 

According to another celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay (at : “What we’re really looking for in extra virgin olive oil is low acidity (1 per cent or under) and a high rating (6.5 plus) for organoleptic qualities – meaning how good it smells, tastes and looks.  If an oil only scored 3.5 or 4 on the organoleptic scale and had an acidity of 3 per cent, it would qualify as virgin oil rather than extra virgin.

The acidity level of Morocco Gold’s latest (2021) Harvest is an impressive 0.2%!