Health Benefits of Olive Oil


Olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. Populations from that region have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, compared with North Americans and Northern Europeans.  I know we have mentioned these health qualities in the past, but it never hurts to re-emphasize the benefits of olive oil.

Marisolio carries a full line of Extra Virgin Olive Oils for your health and enjoyment.  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA, or visit our website to learn about and stock up on these great products.

            Protection Against Heart Disease

    • Olive oil lowers LDL cholesterol levels (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol help prevent heart disease.

      Assists with Diabetes

    • Olive oil helps control blood sugar levels and thus helps your body maintain healthy sugar levels if you suffer from or are at risk of diabetes.

      Helps with Asthma and Arthritis

    • Olive oil’s monounsaturated fats are utilized by your body to produce anti-inflammatory agents that can assist in decreasing the severity of asthma and arthritis.

      Cancer Fighting Abilities

    • Olive oil has antioxidants that help fight cancer cells and in some cases, when combined with other therapies, have destroyed cancer cells.

      Anti-Aging Abilities

    • Olive oil contains both vitamins A and E. Both vitamins decrease the body’s breakdown of some fatty acids thus decrease the signs of aging including wrinkled  skin.  It also provides essential fatty acids, which help prevent calcium loss in bones in adults and promote bone growth in children.

      Promotes Healthy Digestion

    • Olive oil contains magnesium, squalene and cycloartenol, which aid in decreasing acidity within the stomach and help alkalise food leaving the stomach.


About Marisolio Tasting Bar

We specialize in Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
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