LONG before the concept of super foods became a phenomenon, and way ahead of the curve of eco-conscious eating and plant-based diets, there was olive oil. Once harvested, Terre Paisible’s olives are cold-pressed to preserve the natural antioxidants, oleic and linoleic acids. This, in addition to the lack of additives and preservatives, enhances one’s overall wellbeing as much as it does cuisine.
For all the credible claims that have come to be associated with it, including overall heart health, better cognitive function, and the prevention or management of diabetes and cancer, are deeply rooted in science.
Quality extra virgin olive oil is especially rich in polyphenols, in particular oleocanthal. Polyphenols and other antioxidants like vitamin E have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-atherogenic, anti-thrombotic, and hypoglycemic properties, which regulate inflammation in the body.
Dieticians, wellness practitioners and heart-health specialists alike extoll the virtues of olive oil’s monounsaturated fat content, particularly oleic acid, which can help improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Diets high in oleic acid have been linked to stroke prevention, too.
Studies show olive oil can support brain health, suggesting it may safeguard cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline, even warding off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. While perhaps somewhat lesser to these more consequential benefits, olive oil is just as powerful as a natural beauty aid. Its nourishing effects on hair and skin through diet are well documented, contributing to supple skin and shinier hair.
Terre Paisible’s dedication to delivering the finest quality extra virgin olive oils ensures the full spectrum of these wellness benefits. It’s in recognition of this that all three extra virgin olive oils in the Terre Paisible collection were awarded medal status in the 2023 SA OLIVE Awards.
The Terre Paisible Extra Virgin Olive Oil collection comprises the Délicate Huile d’Olive, Modérée Huile d’Olive and Aromatique Huile d’Olive (Gold winner at the 2023 SA OLIVE Awards), each a masterful blend drawn from five superior Italian olive varietals – Favolosa, Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina and Delicata. Terre Paisible products are certified and subjected to the SA Olive code of conduct.
Available from the Terre Paisible website at R175.