Health

The Mediterranean Diet is famous for its Health Benefits

Central to the Mediterranean Diet is olive oil, the preeminent source of monounsaturated fats. Many physicians and health experts, including those at the Mayo Clinic, recommend a diet based on monunsaturated fats rather than saturated fats (present in many processed foods).

For example, the journal Fitness and Health states that:

"...monounsaturated fatty acids have one double carbon bond and are especially good for cholesterol levels. They lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol & increase HDL ("good") cholesterol..."

The journal Current Medicinal Chemistry states that:

"...Diets [of] olive oil and relatively rich in vegetables, have been associated with a low incidence of cardiovascular disease.”

Anti-Oxidants

Kastania Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in polyphenols, a naturally occurring antioxidant. Our polyphenol count of 227 mg/kg is substantially higher than the average. Antioxidants have been shown to have a host of health benefits and to help slow the aging process.