This time of year, there's always a lot of pressure to implement quick-fixes around our health to reach certain goals. But, my purpose in starting Kosterina was always to help more people create accessible, healthy habits for themselves and their families over the long-term.
And, using EVOO is a simple, tasty way to shift your health for the better. The reason I became so interested in the power of EVOO is because of one simple word: polyphenols.
What are polyphenols, you may ask? Polyphenols 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 Kosterina. We are polyphenol-obsessed, so we've made sure that our early harvest EVOO has the highest polyphenol count possible, clocking in at 430mg/kg at the time of harvest.
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!
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier, Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean lifestyle and eating for health and longevity.
Over recent years, research has come to show that many aspects of our long-term health are lifestyle-driven - rather than dictated fully by our genetics. This new-but-growing field of epigenetics is fascinating, and empowering for us all, because it proves that we really are what we eat.