Did you know that extra virgin olive oil is actually good for you? In fact, it's considered the healthiest fat in the world. Not only that, but it tastes good, too, and can be used to prepare just about any dish (including your favorite Italian recipes).
Migliore Gourmet Foods in Riverside, California, promotes the use of extra virgin olive oil in everyday cooking. Because of its positive health effects, as well as its delicious taste, this popular cooking oil has become a dietary staple and used in many cuisines.
We chronicle the research done on extra virgin olive oil in order to keep our customers updated with the latest information, all in an attempt to promote good health and the continued use of this most delicious and healthful oil.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Health
- Mary M. Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN
In her research, Dr. Flynn has found that people raised on diets that include extra virgin olive oil on a daily basis have lower rates of most chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and type 2 diabetes. Extra virgin olive oil has been shown to decrease a number of risk factors for these chronic diseases.
Dr. Flynn is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a research dietician at the school's Miriam Hospital and is the founder of The Olive Oil Health Initiative of the Miriam Hospital.