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EVOO: ANCIENT SUPERFOOD

EVOO: ANCIENT SUPERFOOD
When I lived in Europe, I would spend my summers in Italy—where they had fresh EVOO in abundance. When I came home, I discover that most "extra virgin" olive oils are phonies: diluted, chemically altered, and falsely labeled. My purpose in starting BACI Kitchen was to share the pleasures of authentic, Italian-grown EVOO with family and friends—to help more people create accessible, healthy habits for themselves and their families over the long-term.

Using EVOO is a simple, tasty way to improve your health for the better. The reason I became so interested in the power of EVOO is because of one simple word: polyphenolsWhat are polyphenolsPolyphenols are a group of plant-based chemicals that are found in foods like Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are rich in antioxidants, which play two important roles in long-term health:

(1) Good for longevity: polyphenols are proven to fight against age-related diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and even some cancers.  Polyphenols do this by fighting against oxidative stress in the body.

(2) Reduce inflammation: EVOO specifically contains a certain phenol compound called oleocanthal, which acts similar to ibuprofen in the body. Reducing inflammation is largely connected to protecting the body against a variety of diseases.

The most important aspect of leveraging polyphenol's power is by being consistent in incorporating it into your diet. Research shows that using 2-3 tablespoons of EVOO a day is enough to gain these health benefits.

This is a perfect time to refresh your subscription of BACI Kitchen EVOO. We are polyphenol-obsessed, so we've made sure that our first cold pressing the highest polyphenol count possible, clocking in at 369mg/kg at the time of bottling (250mg/km is the lowest you would want to go).

Don't forget that first-time subscribers get 15% off your first shipment using the code SUBSCRIBE. Here's to setting (and achieving!) long-term health goals!

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