Better Food. Better Mood.
At Oliva, we know better quality means a healthier you inside and out. Whether it is inviting friends or family over to try a new recipe with one of our high quality oils or balsamics, or you are changing habits in order to increase your vitality and longevity, we have what you need to help you set the tone for your next meal.
Olive oil is a rich source of phenolic components (antioxidants) which have a wide variety of health benefits including: free radical scavenging/antioxidant actions, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-carcinogenic properties, and anti-microbial activities.
The source of quality olive oil's health effects are the biophenols and squalenes (oleocanthal, tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein) it contains. They provide exceptional antioxidative activity, removing harmful compounds from the body. The oil's oleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, has a significant effect in the prevention of malignant diseases such as colon cancer and breast cancer. Biophenols from olive oil successfully suppress the synthesis of LDL, a protein that is crucial in the development of cardiovascular disease, by reducing blood pressure and the development of atherosclerotic plaques. In addition, there is strong evidence that biphenols from olive oil successfully destroy colonies of microorganisms which may cause respiratory tract, intestinal, and genital tract infections.
As a means of preventative medicine, olive oil is powerful!
Meet the Owner
I'm Mallory Artusio, the proud owner of Oliva (pronounced "oh-LEE-vah"). As a Lynchburg, Virginia native and a UVA alum, I am thrilled to be serving the same communities that supported me and gave me advice as a young dreamer. What better place than Barracks Road Shopping Center to host a brick-and-mortar, close to my alma mater and hometown. At Oliva, you'll find signature flavors, gourmet solutions to everyday recipes, quality traditional ingredients, and more recipe and gift combinations than you think of! Glad to meet you, and I am ecstatic to share the world of olive oil and culinary gifts with you. Hope to see you soon, in-store and through eCommerce!