Did you know that the health boosting polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil can benefit your family from birth to later life? Although they are included in many supplements, they are also easy to incorporate in your diet from a range of foods – that all the family can enjoy.
Morocco Gold’s 2021 Harvest, now available to purchase online, is more jam packed full of these wonderful polyphenol superpowers than ever before which means even more reason to consider incorporating the best extra virgin olive oil into your diet.
This year, our Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a low acidity of 0.2% and the highest ever levels of polyphenols seen in our high-quality oil to date.
And, as an added incentive, if you refer a friend to Morocco Gold you can receive 10% off your next order.
It’s never too young to incorporate Polyphenols in to your diet According to NutraIngredients.com, a 2020 study showed that incorporating polyphenols and omega 3 oils may benefit brain function (including working memory and blood flow to the brain) of children under four years of age. The Polyphenols found in Morocco Gold has also been scientifically linked to helping children deal with the symptoms of ADHD.
By introducing your children to the flavour of olive oil at a young age, you are setting them on a good path to make healthy choices for baking and frying food in the future.
And we all know that encouraging our children to eat their vegetables is not always as straightforward as we would like so why not try drizzling some Morocco Gold on their ice cream? It’s bound to go down a treat and tastes delicious!
What are the long-term benefits of a polyphenol-rich diet?
Many studies show that people who have polyphenol-rich diets – consuming more than 650 milligrams per day – have lower death risks than those who get less than 500 milligrams per day.
Daily consumption of a high-quality evoo is one of the best ways to ensure you benefit from the superpowers of polyphenol compounds. A recent article in Webmd.com, summarised the top five ways that polyphenols protect your body as follows:
- Improving Heart Health
By managing blood pressure levels and keeping your blood vessels healthy and flexible, in turn promoting good circulation. Polyphenols also help reduce chronic inflammation, another risk factor for heart disease.
- Lowering Your Diabetes Risk
By reducing and helping to control your blood sugar levels. Polyphenols also stimulate your body’s release of insulin, a hormone that signals your body to use sugars efficiently. These effects can lower your insulin resistance — a condition where your body doesn’t respond properly to the hormone.
Maintaining low insulin resistance and healthy blood sugar levels reduces your risk of conditions like obesity and diabetes.
- Anticancer Properties
Polyphenols’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects could lower your risk of cancer. Studies show that polyphenols may even block tumour growth and kill active cancer cells.
- Raising Immunity
Research shows that polyphenols can activate your immune system to fight off infection and disease. Polyphenols also promote good bacteria growth in your gut and limit harmful bacteria.
This effect supports good digestion, but a healthy balance of bacteria is also essential to strong immune system function.
Which Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Best for Polyphenols?
We know we may be biased but we have very good reason to claim that Morocco Gold is one of the best choices you can make to boost your intake of polyphenols through extra virgin olive oil.
The high polyphenol content of Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is dependent on three factors. First is the variety of the olive, secondly the climate and terroir of the growing region and thirdly the actual time in the growing season that the crop is harvested.
Morocco Gold is pressed from the Picholine Marocaine, the only type of olive to go into Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil. Oil from this variety is renowned for its high polyphenol count, oxidative stability and longevity.
Thirdly, our olives are picked when the fruit is young and green. As the olives age on the tree, the colour of the olive changes to red and then black, the size of the olive increases thus producing more oil, but the polyphenol level decreases. There is a great deal of expertise within the farming community where we source our oil to ensure that the harvest is collected at the optimum time to maximise the polyphenol level in Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil.