This news has been around for some time now that imported extra virgin olive oils are 'fakes'! To confirm this claim scientists went shopping at random in supermarkets and purchased some of the best known expensive imported brands of extra virgin olive oils for testing. After the test's they found most of the imported oils are stale, adulterated and fake; they failed to meet international standards for being labelled "extra virgin."

This has been a problem for years!

Food labeling has been an issue for many years. From every perspective, there has been this failure by most governments to bring in and uphold a strict labeling law on food. While most government food administrations are sitting on their hands or twisting their thumbs, food manufacturers are having a free hand of putting on labels or into food and bottles whatever suits them.

The deterrent effect of mandatory labeling, exposed by failure of government's legislation has become one of our health problems and there for a strong increase in illness is found across our nation.

Most if not all imported extra virgin olive oils are no longer a health benefit!

Thanks to media reports awareness has been widespread about this adulterated olive oils sold in most supermarkets and grocery stores. Because of the many documented health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, demand for it has increased the world over. Some unscrupulous operators quickly took advantage over this to boost profits. Cheaper oils being put in to the mix like sunflower seed oil, hazelnut soy and others, are destroying extra virgin olive oil quality.

This adulterated olive oil is not only shipped off to different countries, there are also attempts to cover the tracks by mislabeling its country of origin. If government food administrations would do their job properly by enforcing the law of strict labeling as the origin, from which country the products are coming from and as well the date of manufacture, this situation could be avoided.

The health benefits of pure extra virgin oils are almost endless!

Good news is you don't have to wind up with adulterated, rancid oil in your kitchen, salad dressing or in your food. There are some olive oils independently certified of being 100% pure extra virgin oil products even locally grown and pressed. The only olive oil we should use must have freshness and purity.

Freshness is critical for all the wonderful health benefits. The quality and freshness of olive oil can lose its effectiveness by about 40 percent after six months in storage. So, if you want to enjoy the best health benefits from this product you should consume it within the six months.

Medical science has determined that extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest foods we can add to our diet. Scientific studies have also shown that if it's of good quality it will lower blood pressure it also reduces the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Finally, the good extra virgin oil is rich in some of the most powerful disease-fighting antioxidants known to science, which fortifies your immune system and helps to protect every organ of your body against disease.

To find this product full of freshness and purity is almost like finding a needle in a hay stack. When you do find it, you will know the difference by taste, the natural freshness and the taste of pure olives of extra virgin oil.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Josef Bichler. I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy. For more ongoing health information subscribe to my free weekly newsletter; this also gives you the opportunity for comments, suggestions and questions you may have, as well download my free e-book to help making better choices: