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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

One oil, many benefits

It is now universally accepted that the Mediterranean countries have a low incidence of cardiovascular disease and high life expectancy.

It is no coincidence that olive oil is the common content in Mediterranean food. Olive Oil is now widely regarded as the healthiest of all edible oils, a fact which has been confirmed by worldwide research.

High Mufa

Highest content of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)

Higher MUFA reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. Various Researches show that diets with good amounts of MUFAs have a range of wonderful health benefits, consisting of, lower risk for heart disease, high blood pressure as well as stroke, weight loss, reduced belly fat and a lot more.

Antioxidant Action

Olive oil consists of 3 antioxidants, vitamin E, polyphenols & phytosterols. Antioxidants, when applied, topically, might help protect the skin from premature aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil as it helps restore skin elasticity and protects against UV light. Hydroxytyrosol, a somewhat rare compound found in olive oil, prevents free radical damage to the skin, as well.

Antioxidant Action
Oleocanthal Extra Virgin Olive

Anti-Inflammatories

Chronic inflammation is considered to be among the leading drivers of several diseases.

This consists of health ailments like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis as well as obesity.

Olive oil has the ability to reduce inflammation. The main anti-inflammatory effects seem to be mediated by the phenolic antioxidants; primarily oleocanthal which works just like ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medicine.

Heart

It's a proven fact that diets rich in olive oil can attenuate the prothrombotical effect of fat foods, reducing the blood pressure and avoiding excessive coagulation.

One of the most common cardiovascular diseases is arteriosclerosis, resulting from the hardening and progressive thickening of the arterial walls by accumulation of LDL - oxidated cholesterol.

The antioxidants present in olive oil, among various anti-inflammatory qualities, are increasingly recognized as inhibiting the formation of arteriosclerotical walls.

Antioxidants present in olive oil
Control Diabetes

Diabetes

For people suffering with diabetes, extra virgin olive oil is an excellent source of fat as it reduces bad LDL cholesterol, increases good HDL cholesterol, and adds just a small amount of saturated fat. Also, regular intake of olive oil can reduce the possibilities of developing insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease as well as strokes.

COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS

The consumption of olive oil helps in protecting against the deterioration of the cognitive functions related to ageing, loss of memory and Alzheimer. Also visual memory and verbal fluency can improve with the regular use of olive oil.

Health Facts of Olive Oil
Olive Oil Can Easily lead to Weight Loss & obesity

Obesity

Diets rich in olive oil have shown positive effects in treatments for obesity, and provide longer-lasting loss of weight compared to low fat diets. On the other hand, people whose principal fat in their diet is olive oil suffer less from obesity.

So, replace your cooking oil with cholesterol free Olive oil today. With it, you will be able to control your cholesterol levels and will feel energetic without having to eat a lot, in one go. It will balance your calorie intake with the amount of calories you burn, hence helping you fight obesity.

Digestive System

Olive oil is the best digested and absorbed fat and has a mild laxative effect that helps avoid constipation. Two tablespoons of olive oil on an empty stomach can help to relieve chronic constipation.

This healthiest cooking oil, helps in the digestion of lipids, prevents the absorption of cholesterol while stimulating the absorption of various nutrients, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, etc. and ensures the complete emptying of the gallbladder, preventing the formation of stones.

It is also effective against most stomach ulcers and chronical gastritis which presently affects half the world population.

So now add health, taste as well as a new lifestyle to your daily cooking with olive oil!

Olive Oil Helps the Digestion System

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