Consumption of olive oil reduces cardiovascular risk factors, high blood pressure, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation, benefiting and boosting the immune system and helping to protect the body against viruses and strokes.
When I was in Rome last year I had olive oil with everything I ate and I really developed a liking for it. At home I usually use coconut oil if I'm cooking so recently when I had a hankering after the robust flavour of olives, I decided to make some ice cream. It might sound strange, but olive oil ice cream is absolutely delicious. I used coconut and cashews as the base for the icecream so it came out rich and creamy, but with a savoury flavour. This I balanced with a salted caramel sauce I whipped up.