an olive oil for better health…
One must consume a quality olive oil, natural and 100% pure, in order to take advantage of its health benefits.
GOOD FOR THE HEART
Of all the fats, olive oil is the richest in mono-unsaturated fatty acids (about 70%). Because of its richness, it is the best “prevention” against cardiovascular disease.
Olive oil also helps to diminish bad cholesterol thus improving one’s good cholesterol.
Studies have shown that mono-unsaturated fats are better than poly-unsaturated ones because they reduce the “low-density lipoproteins” (LDL or bad cholesterol), without hindering the “high-density lipoproteins” (HDL or good cholesterol). In addition to the beneficial effect that olive oil has in the reduction of LDL, oleic acid that is found in olive oil is also known to reduce the formation of blood clots in arteries.
SLOWS DOWN AGEING
These last years, several studies have demonstrated olive oil’s virtues. More than a mono-unsaturated fat, it is also an abundant source of anti-oxidants.
Anti-oxidants help to prevent the damage caused to body tissues by certain molecules called “free radicals”. The body produces these free radicals because it needs oxygen and their quantity increases as we age. Although the body produces its own anti-oxidants, the food we eat, like olive oil, with its wide range of precious anti-oxidants that cannot be found in other oils, supplies some as well.
In such a case, particles form to create a plate that thickens and dangerously threatens to block arteries. Olive oil, being a natural anti-oxidant, helps in preventing this oxidation.
In Mediterranean countries, women suffer less with breast cancer than they do in such countries as Canada, the U.S. or Australia, where rates are very high.
The virtues of olive oil go beyond protection against cardiovascular disease. Certain anti-oxidants called polyphenols, which are present in olive oil, are able to destroy the substances that govern the proliferation of cancer cells.
Olive oil also plays a big role with regards to diabetes. Science has proven that people who use olive oil, better control their diabetes and show a lower rate of certain fats in the blood.
Backed by medical studies, olive oil is the most digestible of all bodies of fat. It facilitates the digestion
of food, diminishes stomach heaviness, improves intestinal transit and favours bilious secretions.
SOURCE OF CALCIUM
It has been scientifically proven that olive oil helps bone growth and strengthens the bone density
of the spine.
VERY RICH IN VITAMIN E
A close neighbour… olive oil is most easily assimilated by the intestine and helps the absorption
On average, it is 5 times richer in vitamin E than butter. Did you know that vitamin E plays an essential role in brain development and slows down the ageing of organs and vital tissue?