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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Aren't we lucky to have something that tastes so good ALSO contributing to our health? Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine noted its importance to good health and recommended "a spoonful a day" to aid in digestion — a suggestion still offered today in spite of our advanced state of pharmacopeia.

Fresh olive oil is good for you because it:

  • Is an excellent source of monounsaturated dietary fat

  • Contains potent antioxidants

  • Improves your LDL blood serum component

  • Adds natural luster to hair

  • Strengthens fingernails

  • Adds oil to dry skin

  • Aids in digestion and regularity

  • High vitamin A, D, K and E content

  • Stimulates bone growth and absorption of calcium

That spicy, peppery feeling you get at the end of your tasting is a direct indicator of fresh cold-pressed olive oil, which comes from “capsaicin”. Capsaicin is a chemistry known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, especially in rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular health.

First Texas Olive Oil Company offers only fresh olive oils to ensure the highest health benefit, as well as bring a new flavor to your palate. What is FRESH olive oil? Olive oil will get bland and rancid after 18 – 24 months from PRESSING date. Not all the bottles show the pressing date, so do a tasting and decide for yourself!

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