Naples Olive Oil owner espouses benefits of daily olive oil consumption
January 20, 2011
Marie Heiland, owner of the Naples Olive Oil Company, got two minutes of fame when she was featured on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” on January 10, in a segment espousing the benefits of daily olive oil consumption.
Drinking one to two ounces straight on an empty stomach each morning provides the maximum health benefit, Heiland said. Studies have shown it may lower cholesterol levels, serve as an anti-inflammatory and decrease risk for several illnesses including heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. High-quality olive oil is also high in vitamin E.