The research suggests virgin olive oil is known for its heart healthy properties including reducing cholesterol. A traditional Mediterranean diet has shown some protection against other chronic diseases by decreasing inflammation. It has been partially attributed to the high intake of virgin olive oil with this dietary regime. Virgin olive oil contains numerous phenolic compounds that exert potent anti-inflammatory actions in the body. I use virgin oil olive for salad dressing and it fits perfectly with bread dipping, sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. And I use olive oil for sautéing my favourite veggies! How do you use olive oil and virgin olive oil?