Pain Treatment and Diet Booster: Virgin Olive Oil

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Switch to Virgin Olive Oil to combat pain and boost your diet!  Only need about 1-2 tablespoons for benefits!

  • A specific compound found in virgin olive oil inhibits the activity of cyclooxygenase, an enzyme involved in inflammation.
  • Same compound inhibits the growth of cancer.
  • Associated with lower blood pressure and lower body weight.
  • Helps with well-being
  • Great source of omega 3’s

To take advantage of olive oil’s health benefits. Just be sure that the label says “virgin” or “extra-virgin.” It’s your cue that the oil is from the first olive pressing and has not undergone treatment with heat or chemicals so it retains more healthy compounds.

  • Use extra virgin olive oil in your salad dressings.
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over healthy sautéed vegetables before serving.
  • Instead of putting the butter dish out on the table, place a small cup of extra virgin olive oil out instead to use on your bread or rolls. For extra flavor, try adding a little Balsamic vinegar or any of your favorite spices to the extra virgin olive oil.

Mediterranean Dressing

Prep and Cook Time: 1 minute

Ingredients:

  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Just be sure that the label says “virgin” or “extra-virgin.” It’s your cue that the oil is from the first olive pressing and has not undergone treatment with heat or chemicals so it retains more healthy compounds.

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