There's a lot of reasons people opt for EVOO over lots of the other types of oils out there. Health benefits often top the list for why people choose the "liquid gold".
And what makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil so healthy? Both olive oil, sunflower oil and canola oil are high in monounsaturated fat (the healthy-for-you kind of fat). So what would put EVOO above the others if their fat make-up so similar? Well, it's not just about the kind of fat molecules that they're made up of -- EVOO has a little bit of extra magic inside.
The biggest thing that makes EVOO so healthy is the unique disease-fighting components found in lots of superfoods. And the #1 component on that list? Polyphenols.
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