The Mediterranean Diet and Organic Greek Olive Oil

The Mediterranean Diet and Organic Greek Olive Oil


The Mediterranean diet is commonly known as one of the healthiest diets in the world. Organic Greek olive oil is a core part of this dietary lifestyle due to its health benefits and rich flavours.

This blog post will discuss how our key ingredient plays an important role in one of the most famous, healthiest diets.

Components of the Mediterranean diet

Large proportions of fruit and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains characterise the Mediterranean diet. Fish and poultry are featured more heavily than red meat, and dairy products are used in moderation. Various herbs and spices are then used to add exquisite flavours to dishes.

As well as the ingredients, the Mediterranean eating culture differs from that of a country such as the UK. Meals are usually eaten with family and friends around a dinner table to promote a holistic lifestyle focused on physical and mental well-being.

Person chopping food on a chopping board next to a glass bottle of organic Greek olive oil

The role of organic Greek olive oil

The monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid in organic Greek olive oil match perfectly with the Mediterranean lifestyle's dietary habits and offer multiple health benefits.

Here are our list of benefits:

  • Health monosaturated fats offer energy and decrease the risk of cardiovascular conditions by reducing LDL cholesterol levels and maintaining good blood pressure.
  • Its antioxidant properties combat stress and inflammation – crucial for preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline.
  • Its use in cooking balances the nutritional value and great taste, aligning with the principles of the Mediterranean diet.
  • The rich fibre components of this diet promote feeling full, making it harder to overindulge.

Incorporating the Mediterranean diet

  • Cooking – Use organic Greek olive oil as your main cooking oil (this can be for sautéing, roasting, and grilling – especially on Mediterranean-style vegetables). Try our Avlaki Groves olive oil for authentic flavours
  • Dressings – Create simple but flavoursome salad dressings using organic Greek olive oil with lemon juice, herbs and spices. Our Agatherí Groves olive oil works perfectly here!
  • Dipping – Dip whole-grain bread in organic Greek olive oil and balsamic vinegar for fantastic flavour. For this, we have the perfect gift set!

Organic Greek olive oil and the Mediterranean diet pairing represent health and wellness. With their previously discussed nutritional properties, they offer the secrets to longevity, particularly through improved heart health. By incorporating these key principles of the Mediterranean diet into your life, you will feel nourished and invigorated.

Browse our collection of organic Greek olive oils, and bring aspects of the Mediterranean way of life to the table.

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