The Tubby Olive offers traditional extra virgin olive oils and naturally flavored oils made from carefully selected and harvested olives, pressed at their peak of ripeness. Whether you prefer a mild or robust flavor profile, fresh herbs or fruit-infused oils, or specialty oils like our White Truffle or Roasted Walnut Oil, “experts agree that olive oil — especially extra virgin — is good for you,” according to Healthline. Here are a few of the many health benefits of olive oil.

Olive oil is a “good” fat that is good for the heart.

The American Heart Association reports that “dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell function.” But not all fats are created equal. Unlike “bad” trans fats that can be harmful to your health, olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, “good” fats that can lower blood pressure and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. That is why olive oil is a staple in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet!

Olive oil fights chronic inflammation and disease.

Extra virgin olive contains nutrients that fight inflammation in the body, including powerful antioxidants and fatty acids(Omega 3, 6, and 9) that can lower your risk of diseases linked to chronic inflammation, such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s, per Healthline. Unlike refined oils that are processed with high heat and chemical solvents, extra virgin olive oil is cold-pressed to retain polyphenols and other anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive oil helps your natural beauty shine.

The rich fatty acids in premium olive oil can help hydrate and soften skin by locking in moisture. On a similar note, olive oil is known as a natural means to nourish the scalp, hair, and cuticles, and remove makeup. Highly versatile, olive oil can be used topically to help heal small wounds and burns, diminish the appearance of scars, and soothe atopic dermatitis as well. It’s also a source of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin that can help reduce wrinkles and sun damage.

At The Tubby Olive, our extensive collection of extra virgin olive oils and flavor-infused oils are laboratory tested for nutritional content, including healthy polyphenols, free fatty acids, and oleic acid counts. These numbers demonstrate the health benefits and freshness of our products. In addition, all olive oils from The Tubby Olive are gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher Certified. We invite you to stop by our charming store in historic Newtown to learn more about the nutritional facts and culinary applications of our top-quality line up or shop online and we’ll ship your favorite products directly to you!

Here’s to your health!

The Tubby Olive is nestled in the borough of historic Newtown, in Bucks County, just north of Center City Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley and an easy commute from New York City. This charming food and gourmet shop offers an extensive selection of traditional Extra Virgin, infused and organic olive oils, and balsamic vinegars “on tap” for you to taste. Stop by today, or shop our online store to send a beautiful and delicious gourmet gift!