Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Sneaking In the Good Stuff





by Cate O'Malley
August 2007

It’s a common sentiment that olive oil is a “good fat.” The presence of omega-3 fatty acids not only reduces stress-related illnesses, but also is known for improving cardiovascular health. But, of course, all good things in moderation. The folks from Italica olive oil (from Spain) have upped the ante a bit by adding fish oil to their product, making it even better for you.

They say that the addition of fish oil has plenty of great benefits for you, including:

  • a healthier heart
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • clearer mental functioning
  • enhanced hair luster

A 17-oz bottle has 13.8 grams of fish oil added, though you won’t notice any different in the flavor, and it will only set you back $7.99 a bottle. Available from your local grocery store.