North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month. It's also the 25th Anniversary of the OldWays Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Learn more about what US News and World Report named the best diet.

Olive Oil and Mental Health

Dr. Drew Ramsey, M.D. , clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, appeared on the Today show to share information about how olive oil impacts the brain and your overall health.

Should you put olive oil on your skin?

Olive oil is contains antioxidants and vitamins. Should you put olive oil on your face?

Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil linked to weight loss

It is time to distinguish the good fat, such as in olive oil, from the bad and incorporate it back into our diets.

Keto Diet and Olive Oil

Everywhere we turn, we hear people talking about the keto diet. What is it and should you adopt it?

Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil: Heart-Healthy and Delicious

NBC medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar spoke on TODAY to discuss the heart-healthy effects of extra-virgin olive oil. A new study shows that dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile.

Dark Chocolate and EVOO Make the Perfect Healthy Combo

A new study by University of Pisa found that eating dark chocolate with extra virgin olive oil improves cardiovascular risk profile. 

What is high oleic oil?

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Some oils, such as olive oil, are naturally high in oleic acid. Extra virgin olive oil, olive oil and extra light tasting olive oil are all naturally high oleic. In fact, oleic acid is named after olive oil. 

Coconut oil is not a good replacement for olive oil

Recent research study finds, "It would be dangerous, and rather silly, to replace your extra-virgin olive oil with coconut oil."

Does light olive oil contain less calories?

While light often means that a food has fewer calories, this is not the case for olive oil. The word light refers to flavor rather than caloric content; all olive oil has 14 grams of fat per tablespoon, regardless of being named a light oil.