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Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil tastes delicious, but were you aware that EVOO is one of the world’s healthiest fats? Here are a few ways Pompeian EVOO helps you Eat and Live Well.


HEART HEALTH

INFLAMMATION

BRAIN HEALTH

GUT HEALTH

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

HEART HEALTH

Studies suggest1 Guasch-Ferré M, Babio N, Martínez-González MA, Corella D, Ros E, Martín-Peláez S, Estruch R, Arós F, Gómez-Gracia E, Fiol M, Santos-Lozano JM, Serra-Majem L, Bulló M, Toledo E, Barragán R, Fitó M, Gea A, Salas-Salvadó J; PREDIMED Study Investigators. Dietary fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in a population at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr.
2015 Dec;102(6):1563-73. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.116046. Epub 2015 Nov 11. PMID: 26561617.
a diet high in EVOO can significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, inhibit “bad” cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and prevent strokes - even more reason to dip and drizzle to your heart’s content!

If you find yourself asking how much EVOO you should eat to protect your heart, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends approximately two tablespoons of EVOO a day.

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Replace cheese or mayo-based dips for plant-based spreads made with EVOO like hummus. For added flavor and health benefits, drizzle EVOO on top. Simple and delicious!

INFLAMMATION

Beyond its versatility in the kitchen, EVOO is one of the most important ingredients in an anti-inflammatory diet2 Beauchamp GK, Keast RS, Morel D, Lin J, Pika J, Han Q, Lee CH, Smith AB, Breslin PA. Phytochemistry: ibuprofen-like activity in extra-virgin olive oil. Nature.
2005 Sep 1;437(7055):45-6. doi: 10.1038/437045a. PMID: 16136122.
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Rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, cold-pressed EVOO contains the compound oleocanthal, which has a similar anti-inflammatory response to ibuprofen in the body.

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EVOO is a perfectly healthy substitute for recipes that call for vegetable or canola oil in a marinade or dressing (oleocanthal isn’t found in other vegetable oils). Give it a try next time you’re tossing your favorite lean protein or superfood on a sheet pan for a no hassle meal.

BRAIN HEALTH

Studies have found that a diet rich in EVOO can boost brain power, improve memory and positively impact your mental health3 Sánchez-Villegas A, Cabrera-Suárez B, Molero P, et al. Preventing the recurrence of depression with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil. The PREDI-DEP trial: study protocol. BMC Psychiatry.
2019;19(1):63. Published 2019 Feb 11. doi:10.1186/s12888-019-2036-4
. It may even help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s4 Solfrizzi V, Custodero C, Lozupone M, Imbimbo BP, Valiani V, Agosti P, Schilardi A, D'Introno A, La Montagna M, Calvani M, Guerra V, Sardone R, Abbrescia DI, Bellomo A, Greco A, Daniele A, Seripa D, Logroscino G, Sabbá C, Panza F. Relationships of Dietary Patterns, Foods, and Micro- and Macronutrients with Alzheimer's Disease and Late-Life Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review. J Alzheimers Dis.
2017;59(3):815-849. doi: 10.3233/JAD-170248. PMID: 28697569.
disease.

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Swap out store-bought salad dressings for a homemade, no-fuss vinaigrette with ½ cup EVOO, 8 cloves of minced garlic, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Pair with leafy greens (also known to improve cognitive function) and ta-dah!

GUT HEALTH

Did you know there’s a connection between a healthy gut and overall well-being, including a robust immune system?

EVOO is rich in nutrients and antibacterial properties that can help eliminate harmful bacteria in the gut. In fact, studies suggest5 Gavahian M, Khaneghah AM, Lorenzo J, Munekata P, Garcia-Mantrana I, Collado MC, Melendez-Martinez AJ, Barba F. Impacts on gut microbiota antioxidant activities, and prevention of non-communicable diseases. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2019 June; 88: 220-227.
Castro M, Romero C, de Castro A, Vargas J, Medina E, Millán R, Brenes M. Assessment of Helicobacter pylori eradication by virgin olive oil. Helicobacter.
2012 Aug;17(4):305-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-5378.2012.00949.x. Epub 2012 Apr 17. PMID: 22759331.
EVOO may kill the bacterium that can infect the stomach, leading to ulcers and even cancer.

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Trade in sugary cereals for healthy grains like quinoa, topping it off with an egg cooked in EVOO. Breakfast of champions, anyone? Try adding a splash of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “the mother” for a flavor boost and extra gut health benefits.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Research has shown6 Estruch R, Martínez-González MA, Corella D, Salas-Salvadó J, Fitó M, Chiva-Blanch G, Fiol M, Gómez-Gracia E, Arós F, Lapetra J, Serra-Majem L, Pintó X, Buil-Cosiales P, Sorlí JV, Muñoz MA, Basora-Gallisá J, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Serra-Mir M, Ros E; PREDIMED Study Investigators. Effect of a high-fat Mediterranean diet on bodyweight and waist circumference: a prespecified secondary outcomes analysis of the PREDIMED randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol.
2019 May;7(5):e6-e17. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30074-9. PMID: 31003626.
Agnoli C, Sieri S, Ricceri F, Giraudo MT, Masala G, Assedi M, Panico S, Mattiello A, Tumino R, Giurdanella MC, Krogh V. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and long-term changes in weight and waist circumference in the EPIC-Italy cohort. Nutr Diabetes.
2018 Apr 25;8(1):22. doi: 10.1038/s41387-018-0023-3. PMID: 29695712; PMCID: PMC5916888.
that the Mediterranean diet can help you lose weight and keep the weight off longer, partly because it relies on EVOO as its primary source of fat.

Using EVOO instead of vegetable and canola oil7 Galvão Cândido F, Xavier Valente F, da Silva LE, Gonçalves Leão Coelho O, Gouveia Peluzio MDC, Gonçalves Alfenas RC. Consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves body composition and blood pressure in women with excess body fat: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Eur J Nutr.
2018 Oct;57(7):2445-2455. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1517-9. Epub 2017 Aug 14. PMID: 28808791.
can help you shed even more unwanted pounds.

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Why say goodbye to the foods you love? Instead, swap out butter for EVOO to naturally boost the nutritional profile of baked goods like muffins, scones, and cookies.


SKIN

MAKEUP

HAIR

STRESS

SKIN SOLUTION

Nature’s first moisturizer, EVOO deeply penetrates the skin thanks to the presence of squalene. It also reduces oxidative stress, which keeps skin feeling – and looking – young and vibrant. Add it to your lotion for added hydration!

MAKEUP, BEGONE!

Because EVOO absorbs deeply into skin, it provides a powerfully cleansing effect. Use a few drops on a cotton pad to make an instant (and natural) makeup remover.

HAIR CARE

Give your hair a little TLC by mixing EVOO with your favorite essential oils for an instant deep conditioning treatment.

SO LONG, STRESS

Reduce stress by making your own oil candle using EVOO and essential oils. Add it to your favorite room of the house and feel the stress melt away!