Olive oil is an exceptionally healthy oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is packed full of heart-healthy polyphenols and recent large-scale studies have shown that it can improve several biomarkers of health. Olive oil can also raise good cholesterol levels and lower damaging LDL cholesterol levels.
Don’t be concerned about cooking with it – the oil is resistant to heat up to moderately high temperatures, as long as you don’t keep re-heating it. It has a high monounsaturated fatty acid content which makes it one of the most heart-healthy oils available.
Keep your olive oil in a cool dark place to prevent it from reacting to the light and going rancid.