Why olive oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is a taste and health sensation. A pick-me-up for your taste buds and your heart, and the undisputed champion of olive oils!

Totara Tunnel olive oil is certified extra virgin.

Olive Oil Is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats

Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fatty fruit of the olive tree. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. This fatty acid is believed to have many beneficial effects, and is a healthy choice for cooking.

Olive Oil Contains Large Amounts of Antioxidants

Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, some of which have powerful biological effects.

Olive Oil Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Chronic inflammation is thought to be among the leading drivers of many disease. Olive oil contains nutrients that can fight inflammation. This includes oleic acid, as well as the antioxidant oleocanthal.

Olive Oil May Help Prevent Strokes

There are many large studies showing that people who consume olive oil have a much lower risk of developing stroke, the second biggest killer in developed countries.

Olive Oil Is Protective Against Heart Disease

Olive oil has numerous benefits for heart health. It lowers blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, and has beneficial effects on many other risk factors.

Olive Oil Does Not Cause Weight Gain and Obesity

Consuming large amounts of olive oil does not appear to increase the likelihood of weight gain. It may even be beneficial for weight loss.

Olive Oil May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Some studies suggest that olive oil can help fight Alzheimer’s disease, but more research is needed to confirm this.

Olive Oil May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Both observational studies and clinical trials suggest that olive oil, combined with a Mediterranean diet, can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Antioxidants in Olive Oil Have Anti-Cancer Properties

There is preliminary evidence that olive oil may help prevent cancer, but this needs to be studied properly.

Olive Oil Can Help Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Olive oil can help reduce joint pain and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis. The beneficial effects are greatly increased when combined with fish oil.

Olive Oil Has Anti-Bacterial Properties

Extra virgin olive oil has anti-bacterial properties and has been shown to be particularly effective against Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. Extra virgin olive oil is the only type that contains all the antioxidants and bioactive compounds. It is the only olive oil we recommend.