Choosing the Right Olive Oil

Choosing the Right Olive Oil

Olive oil is perhaps one of my favourite garnishes.

…Actually, I should clarify, Acropolis olive oil is my favourite garnish.

It’s simple when quality meets flavour you’ve got a stamp of approval from me.

Finding the right olive oil is a task. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect olive oil:

A short expiration date matters. Anything longer than two years means preservatives have been added. Your body wants nutrients, not food stabilizers. Make sure to look for short expiration dates.

Pay attention to the bottle. The bottling process is also a big deal. Light exposure affects the integrity of the oil.  Although the likelihood of good quality and better-tasting olive oil being in a darker bottle, it doesn’t always guarantee it’s the best product.

Consider the name of the estate, grade classification, country of origin, seal of authenticity,  best before date and price.

Real food costs money. Do not compromise quality for cost when it comes to olive oil.

Ultimately getting to know the companies you support will aid in discovering the best quality. A reputable company has nothing to hide.  A good company wants you to know all the details – they are open and proud of their product.

After doing this research, I exclusively use Acropolis Olive Oil.  Not only do they check every box, they really do produce the best tasting olive oil I
have ever tried.

The reason you want to keep olive oil a regular in your diet is that it is a powerhouse of goodness. Olive oil is an antioxidant-rich, healthy fat with a plethora of health benefits. Extra virgin olive oil reduces the oxidative stress throughout the body, aids in weight loss, can improve bone mineralization, helps regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and so much more.

When choosing the right olive oil and the right anything, follow your instincts and ask yourself these questions: Does it feel right to feed this to my body? Will it nourish me?

If it comes from the earth and it has been grown in optimal conditions, then you are pretty safe. Keep in mind that some olive oil a day can keep the doctor away. It certainly is a part of my daily RX!