We all know that extra-virgin olive oil is good for us. The delicious staple of the Mediterranean diet is loaded with healthy fats that help reduce our risk of chronic diseases — a big reason why U.S. consumption has tripled in the last 25 years. But, how do you pick the right bottle — especially when faced with a supermarket aisle packed with seemingly more kinds of olive oil than stars in the sky?
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It may be hard to believe, but poor diet now contributes to more disease and death than physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol combined. We have been consuming sugar, refined carbohydrates and industrial vegetable oils as never before, with devastating consequences for public health. In the UK alone, type 2 diabetes and obesity have cost the National Health Service (NHS) more than £20 billion.