Olive oil not does not only make our salads infinitely more rich and flavorful, but it also helps improve our body's health. It is well known that olive oil is an energizing and healthy ingredient; it is one of the main elements of our well-known and renowned Mediterranean diet.
Extra virgin olive oil is a 100% natural oil with many beneficial health properties. In addition to being beneficial, it is the healthiest and richest of all the oils that exist.
Do you want to know the 10 major benefits of using olive oil? Lets find out!
1. Improves circulation
Crude virgin olive oil regulates and improves circulation of blood flow, preventing the formation of varicose veins and discomfort while walking.
2. Excellent for young and hydrated skin
Although it is advised that in order to have well hydrated skin, one must drink plenty of water, but olive oil helps moisturize the skin in depth, soften and revitalize it. So, we also emphasize that it has cosmetic virtues to purify the face and skin.
3. Contributes to the reduction of cholesterol
Within our body we can form two types of cholesterol: LDL (low density lipoprotein) known as "bad cholesterol" and HDL (high density lipoprotein) which is "good cholesterol". Studies demonstrated that Virgin olive oil contains a type of fatty acid that helps reduce "bad" cholesterol and increases the values of the "good" cholesterol.
4. Improving the level of sugar in the blood
The Mediterranean diet, with olive oil as main source of fat, is considered an ideal model of nutrition. Different studies have shown that people suffering from diabetes, control it better when taking this rich diet in monounsaturated fat, which is the main component of extra virgin olive oil. In addition, this type of diet is very beneficial because it helps regulate cholesterol and triglycerides.
5. Powerful antioxidant
Extra virgin olive oil contains very important components for the body, which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidant components decrease the aging and death of our cells. They also improve our cognitive functions and help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
6. Promotes the absorption of calcium
It helps us to have proper absorption of calcium and other minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and zinc in our body; helping to combat anemia, osteoporosis and arthritis. Also, it has a protective effect and stimulant for hair and nails, just like other foods such as walnuts and rice.
7. Prevents cardiovascular disease
According to experts, adding nuts and olive oil in our daily diet helps balance our blood pressure and therefore supports the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, and provides reduction of the saturated fat.
8. Promotes digestion
When we eat with olive oil, it forms a layer in the stomach that protects against the acidity of gastric processes, ulcers and gastritis. Additionally, it stimulates intestinal movement, exerting a light laxative.
9. Ally against breast cancer
Evidently, the regular consumption of olive oil exerts a protective effect and slows down the progression of some types of cancer, such as breast and stomach cancers.
10. Beneficial for the brain and nervous system
The oleic acid in olive oil which is incorporated into nerve terminals, helps facilitate neuronal connections.
Now that you've already proven that olive oil has many good qualities, you can consider it one of the most important and prominent in the Mediterranean diet. Also, keep in mind that the importance is that this is high quality extra virgin oil.
Our country can boast of being one of the main areas of the planet where this natural elixir can be extracted from the olive. In the Pons family, we are fortunate to enjoy the family farm that is in a privileged place for the cultivation of Arbequina olive trees, resulting in a range of high quality oils, including all of these qualities that we have named, and many more!
Discover our range of olive oils here. And from the Pons family to yours, we suggest... that our olive oil is missing in your diet!
*This information must never substitute for a physician's opinion. If you have questions, please check with professionals.