The Outward Olive
Today I bring you some happy news about fat.
(It’s okay to cheer about this.)
Olive oil is a healthy monounsaturated fat that is good for you to consume. Experts agree that it may be the healthiest oil on the planet!
Especially extra virgin olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), part of the Mediterranean diet, is a traditional fat that has been a dietary staple for some of the world’s healthiest populations.
Benefits of EVOO include reduced inflammation (inflammation is responsible most illnesses/diseases), reduced risk of stroke and heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduced joint pain/swelling from rheumatoid arthritis, and antibacterial properties.
You don’t need much in a day to experience the health benefits. 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons is a good amount. Keep in mind that it’s a high caloric food.
Use EVOO on your salads, veggies, fish, in place of butter, mixed with some balsamic for bread dipping. I often use (unflavored) EVOO in my baked goods with delicious results.
It’s important to buy the right kind of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest. Be sure that it is not diluted with other refined oils, so check the label for ingredients and quality certification.
When you’re looking for the best quality extra virgin olive oil, check out The Outward Olive, located in Crown Point, Indiana. They recently opened a tasting room and it’s fabulous!
They have oodles of flavors of EVOO and vinegars to try before you buy.
How great it is to experience tasty AND healthy.
Jim and Kristina DeRolf and their four daughters are the owners of this beautiful business. They have a variety of other delicacies and gifts available too.
From their website, “We have decided to offer only the highest quality of premium olive oils and vinegars. All of our products are hand crafted and hand bottled, vegan, made to order for maximum freshness, made from all natural flavorings, and are third party tested for both quality and purity.”
If you’re not local, not to worry. They will assist you with your personal order or help you design a gift basket and ship it. You just won’t get to taste. 🙁
To learn more, here’s the link to their website: https://theoutwardolive.com/
Experience a bit of the Mediterranean right here in the Midwest. Bon Appétit!
Much love to you,
Health Coach Carol
“To be outward is to live. …our purpose is greater than our fears.”—The DeRolf Family