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April 29, 2008
By Canadian Pizza

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Apr. 1, 2008, New York – Italica Imports is introducing an extra virgin
olive oil from Spain that is enriched with fat-soluble vitamins A, D
and E, making it a rich source of antioxidants.

Apr. 1, 2008, New York – Italica Imports is introducing an extra virgin olive oil from Spain that is enriched with fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E, making it a rich source of antioxidants.

Italica PLus Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the first Spanish extra virgin olive oil enriched with vitamins. While all olive oil promotes better health, Italica Plus delivers even greater nutritional benefits with three vital vitamins. Italica Plus can help promote a stronger immune system, better circulation, strong bones and healthy teeth, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Lucy Landesman, president of Italica Imports, said, "Italica Plus Extra Virgin Olive Oil, like our traditional Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is one the finest cold-pressed virgin olive oils on the market, and today you can use it knowing it's enriched with even more vitamins and health benefits. Make your favorite sauces, salad dressings, marinades and other recipes even healthier for you and your family."

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Supportive but not conclusive research shows that Vitamin A promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, intestinal and urinary tracts. Vitamin D is associated with strong, healthy bones and regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. And Vitamin E acts to protect cells against the effects of free radicals, which can damage cells and may be a factor in the development of cancer and heart disease.

Olive oil is often regarded as a perfect food: free of trans-fats, great for the heart, and excellent for the digestive system. Limited but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day.

Italica Olive Oil is available online at www.italicaoliveoil.com.