Extra Virgin olive 100% Italian
Extra virgin olive oil contains 99.9% of lipids, vitamin E and vitamin K
Properties Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil 100% Italian is a fundamental food of the Mediterranean diet. It is now considered a fundamental element for the treatment and prevention of various diseases. According to several studies, conducted several times, have been shown different beneficial properties of extra virgin olive oil. Phytosterols, a group of sterols in oil, reduce blood cholesterol levels. Added to this is the activity of monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid and palmitoleic acid. These, in addition to reducing LDL cholesterol levels, increase the amount of good HDL cholesterol. Studies show that these substances help prevent heart disease and stroke. Research conducted in France on elderly patients has shown that regular intake of extra virgin olive oil can reduce the risk of stroke by 41%.
The possibility of cardiac infarction decreases by about 30% and blood pressure decreases. Polyphenols and vitamin E in extra-virgin olive oil, thanks to their antioxidant action, help to prevent arteriosclerosis and slow down cell aging.
As reported by several studies, there are data that relate the use of extra virgin olive oil with a reduction of some types of cancer. In particular the breast one. Furthermore, mortality due to tumors is higher in the countries of northern Europe than in the countries of the Mediterranean area.
A diet rich in this precious liquid is able to reduce the risk of diabetes 2 by almost 50%. An article on this topic was published in the journal Diabetes Care. It has always been thought that a high fat diet could increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Thanks to the continuous studies on the subject we now know that it is not the quantity of fats that affects our health but rather our quality. A diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids such as those contained in extra virgin olive oil and dried fruit, is able to protect the body from many of these diseases.
An all-Spanish study claims that a diet rich in unsaturated fatty acids that are present in extra virgin olive oil, in fish and in some vegetables, has properties that can bring benefits in preventing depression.
A study published in Chemical Neuroscience has shown that the oleocantal substance responsible for pinching in the throat has properties useful to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
The mechanisms by which it works are not yet clear. Recent studies have shown that people who take a diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil have less chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Benefits to bone have also been highlighted regarding osteoporosis prevention. In fact it seems that the regular intake of olive oil improves the absorption of calcium by the body. Extra virgin oil good food try it!
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