Olive Oil Health Benefits
Olive Oil Benefits and Olive Oil Nutrition
( it is not important the quantity but the quality !!!)
Mr Olive Oil
People of the Mediterranean area, have been using Olive oil as a medicine for Centuries and it's not a coincidence that the Mediterranea diet as been recognized as one of the helthiest in the world.
Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk (from washingtonpost.com)
The olive tree is considered a symbol of peace and glory.
Olives were first cultivated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean around 5000 B.C.Italy was producing olive oil by the first century A.D
Olive oil was used in medicines and different ointments.
It was also used for nourishment and as an overall healing agent.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a monounsaturated fat, and is considered a good fatty acid (high density lipoproteins, HDLs) protect against bad cholesterol, or low density lipoproteins (LDLs).
What is olive oil ?
Extra virgin olive oil is the most digestible of the edible fats and:
it helps to assimilate vitamins A, D and K;it contains essential acids thatcannot be produced by our own bodies;it slows down the aging process;it helps bile, liver and intestinal functions.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also filled with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that may protect you against illnesses.Studies have shown that Extra Virgin olive oil can help:Protect You from Heart DiseasePromote Healthy DigestionEase the Symptoms of Ulcers & GastritisLower Gallstone FormationBalance the Fatty Acids in Your Body
Scientific studies show that people eating two tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil daily for one week show less oxidation of LDLs and higher levels of antioxidants in their blood. You will benefit from higher levels of antioxidants, especially vitamin E and phenols.
But the most important think is to be sure of the quality ofyour olive oil,it is not important the quantity but the quality !!!
Mr Olive Oil (www.mroliveoil.us)