Grampians Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil 250ml

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Grampians Olive Estate Australia produces certified organic (NASAA) Olive Oil at the base of the Grampians in North-Western , Victoria Australia. This wonderfully balanced fruity olive oil is best used as a dressing (in ample amounts) to enhance the flavour of your meals, vegetables and salads. Olive oil should not be used to cook with as heating will destroy a lot of the valuable nutrients and change unsaturated fatty acids into trans-fats.

The following is an extract from Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride’s Book Gut and Psychology Syndrome.              

Olive Oil: The long list of benefits include lowered risk of heart diseases, healing and anti-inflammatory effects, stimulation of bile flow, activation of liver enzymes, antioxidant activity, stimulation of pancreatic enzymes, anti-cancer effects, anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity, membrane development, cell formation and cell differentiation. Virgin olive oil has been shown to improve brain cell maturation and function.

It contains some LA (omega-6) in a range from 3.5 – 20% & LNA (omega 3) from 0.1 to 0.6%. It is an excellent source of oleic acid (omega 9), a monounsaturated fatty acid which has the ability to strengthen the Th1 arm of the immune system. But the most important elements in olive oil are the minor components: beta carotene, vitamin E, Chlorophyll, squalene, phytosterols, triterpenic substances, polyphenols and hundreds of others.

(Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, Gut and Psychology Syndrome).

Further reading in the GAPS book.