Health benefits of olive oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the healthiest fat because it is the only vegetable oil extracted simply through the milling of the fruit. All the natural health-giving properties are retained through the simple “squeezing of olives”.

Besides being an excellent condiment to enhance the flavor of foods, olive oil is a complete food and essential for keeping your body in shape at any age.

Rich in antioxidants and beneficial substances, it has a high nutritional value and helps prevent many diseases, thereby increasing life expectancy.

It facilitates the intestinal absorption of vitamins, aids digestion and regulates the amount of cholesterol in the blood: for this reason it has been scientifically proven that a diet rich in olive oil reduces the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis and cancer.

Antioxidant, anti-cancer, hypotensive natural fatty acids are good for our arteries and protect our bodies but also vitamins A – D – E – K - make Extra Virgin Olive Oil a true natural "functional food", meaning it plays a significant role in improving a person’s state of health and wellness in general, as well as in reducing the risk of illness.

The most important of these health benefits comes from the powerful antioxidants, vitamin E and polyphenols which help combat the negative action of free radicals in the body’s cells. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, i.e. oleic acid (65-80%) that reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and protect against cardiovascular diseases.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil also has a positive effect on diabetes. A hyperlipidic diet containing extra virgin olive oil allows a better control of lipid metabolism and, by providing a good supply of antioxidants, limits the formation of harmful substances.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also suitable for the nutrition of infants and children because it is highly digestible and helps harmonious development.

To have an idea of how natural this product is, it is sufficient to note that the ratio between the fatty acids in extra virgin olive oil is very close to that of mother’s milk.

Extra virgin olive oil is also a fantastic conditioner for hair. It is one of top emollients that can penetrate the hair better than others, and its lightweight nature makes it great for moisturizing.

As in ancient times, today it’s common to massage the body and the hair with extra virgin olive oil before going to sleep. 

 

 

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