BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

The World Health Organisation recommends eating vegetable oils and in particular olive oil due to its high levels of monounsaturated fats (oleic acid) and antioxidants, giving it unrivalled value when it comes to promoting the smooth operation of the cardiovascular system.

This oil reduces "bad" LDL cholesterol and increases good "HDL" cholesterol, unlike other types of vegetable oils that reduce both bad and good cholesterol.







Both the oleic acid (monounsaturated) and linoleic acid (polyunsaturated) found in olive oil are crucial for health, as they are necessary and our body cannot synthesize them. These fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids.

Olive oil is a true culinary treasure. It is healthy and natural, full of vitamins and nutrients, both when eaten uncooked or used for stewing and frying. Consuming olive oil at meal times covers the basic needs for these nutrients. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the ideal situation is to consume 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil a day.

Vitamin E and oleic acid prevent the oxidation of lipoproteins or cholesterol transporters in the blood and of other substances associated with the development of certain types of cancer.
Benefits of daily consumption, disease prevention

  • The most important thing of all is that it helps people to have a HEALTHY HEART; the incidence of cardiovascular and circulatory system disease is much lower in countries where olive oil is consumed.

  • It improves the functioning of the digestive system and intestinal transit, helping towards weight loss.

  • It has a protecting and tonic effect on the skin thanks to its antioxidant power, reducing premature ageing of cells.

  • It improves metabolic functions and brain development as fatty acids promote the formation of cell membranes.

  • It stimulates calcium absorption and therefore encourages bone growth and bone mineralisation.

  • It improves life expectancy (the years a person lives) and quality of life in general because of its natural nutrients.

  • Olive oil is effective in preventing the onset and progression of certain types of tumours. Extra Virgin olive oil has antioxidants that act as a natural defence against this process.

  • In addition, since olive oil is rich in vitamin A it helps to protect eyesight.
We already knew that olive oil has beneficial effects for the heart and now we also know that Olive Pomace Oil is a cardio-protective agent as well.

Compared with virgin olive oil, olive pomace oil is an inferior quality variety from a sensory point of view, in other words in terms of flavour and cooking quality. However, in spite of what people might think, this oil, although of less gastronomic interest, has a lot in common with virgin olive oil in terms of its health benefits and the energy it provides.

Olive pomace oil is good for high blood pressure and for treating heart disease and cancer while it also stimulates the gallbladder and digestion.