Healthy tips on olives and olive oil from our naturopath: Olive oil is noted in classical writings as a symbol of goodness and purity and the tree itself as representing peace.
The phytonutrients and antioxidants in olives and olive oil have long been linked to cancer prevention and may also now help prevent bone loss as well. These findings are fascinating, since consumption of a Mediterranean diet has long been associated with decreased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.
Studies have also shown that the monounsaturated fat found in olives and olive oil can help to decrease blood pressure. Few high-fat foods offer such a diverse range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory factors.
Summerland Olives are producers of the finest olive products in Australia and have won many awards. They do not use preservatives, chemicals or dyes and their oil is extra virgin and cold pressed.
Visit Denyse of Summerland Olives at the Mullum Farmers Market and try some of their fabulous olive products. Visit their Facebook page for more interesting tips.