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Surprising benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is a component based on the Mediterranean diet and is considered by many as the healthiest in the world. Science has investigated all its positive aspects and has been named as Spain’s ‘golden liquid’.


Not only does it make ordinary bread something special, but it truly makes your taste buds pop in flavour!

Olive oil’s benefits do not end there… for it also makes your arteries more elastic meaning you’re less likely to suffer strokes or heart attacks, makes you less hungry, cures acne, treats sunburn (a big plus for vacationing down the Costa del Sol), improves your memory, keeps your lips soft and supple (keep that in mind ladies), prevents dry scalps, unsticks a zipper, waterproofs your leather items, cleans and moisturises one’s skin, prevents sagging skin, turns fast food into healthy food and even works as a fantastic lubricant… and the list goes on… but you’re getting the idea, Olive oil is magical.

Virgin olive oil works as a magnificent antioxidant, anti inflammatory and reduces bad cholesterol levels. It increases your life longevity and helps against cancer. If you suffer from any cardiovascular defect, the healthy good unsaturated fat in virgin olive oil is the cure for you!

What is Virgin olive oil?

All it means is an olive oil with less acidity.

You may also come across extra virgin olive oil that is simply pressed fruit juice without additives.

Factors influencing any olive oil’s quality and taste include the varieties of olives used, the terroir and the countless decisions, production practices and the dedication of the producer.

Overall, Spain is famous for its grand and great in taste and quality of virgin olive oils.