Medicine Hat Gourmet Oils and Vinegars – Carmen Lambert

“The Perfect Gift”

The holiday season is upon us and I figured this would be an ideal time to share some of the amazing “gifts” that extra virgin olive oil consumption can provide us

  • inhibits inflammation, thanks to the presence of Oleocanthal
  • as a mono-unsaturated fat, protects the brain against cognitive decline and dementia
  • aids in the absorption of calcium and may play a role in the prevention of osteoporosis
  • aids in digestion is a diuretic
  • prevents constipation
  • reduces gastric acidity and helps protect against ulcers
  • provides vital essential fatty acids for the development of an unborn baby’s bones, brain and nervous system
  • helps lower blood pressure
  • may play a role in lowering risk of many cancers, thanks to its polyphenol antioxidant content
  • reduces the effect of aging on the skin, organs and brain (some studies have shown that the high amounts of anticancer agent squalene as a contributing factor)

These health benefits provide many compelling reasons to enjoy a diet, rich in extra virgin olive oil. When thinking about the “perfect gift” to buy your friends and loved ones this season, perhaps one of our fresh, healthy and delicious bottles of extra virgin olive oil will be the gift that truly keeps on giving!