Olive oil: all the benefits for our health
Extra virgin olive oil is an exceptional product, with so many benefits that knowing them all is really difficult. That's what they are.
Excellent nutritional value
Extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins, antioxidants, phytosterols and monounsaturated fatty acids. A nutritional composition that makes it a product of great importance for our body, obviously as long as it is consumed in small doses.
Prevents cardiovascular diseases
Due to its particular composition, in particular its fatty acid content, it is indicated in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Laxative and painkiller
Not everyone knows that this product is also slightly laxative and that due to the presence of oleocantal, it also has an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving function. In particular, it is effective in case of joint pain.
One of the main properties of the oil is to be antioxidant, because of the phenols and tocopherols it contains, able to act effectively against free radicals.
Helps to stay in shape
It may sound strange, but this oil helps to keep the weight in shape since it makes you feel the sense of satiety first, the fatty acids it contains stimulate the metabolism and as mentioned before promotes intestinal regularity.
Friend of the brain
Olive oil helps to delay mental deterioration and thus keep neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's at bay.
Recent studies have shown that people who regularly consume extra virgin olive oil are less likely to develop cancer because it contains olefinic acid, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and squalene.
The fatty acids in extra virgin olive oil help regulate blood sugar levels and insulin production.
Lowers blood pressure
Consumed in moderation, the oil is useful to keep blood pressure under control.
Ally against cholesterol
Extra virgin olive oil helps to regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood, increasing the level of the good one and encouraging the elimination of the bad.
Precious for the beauty of hair and skin
It should not be forgotten that this oil makes the hair shinier and nourished, fighting the frizzy effect. It also moisturises the skin and prevents the formation of wrinkles. Finally, it is useful in case of dermatitis, pimples and other skin problems.