Who has not heard of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet? Well, it has been shown that much of the nutritional and healthy value of this diet is due to its high percentage of extra virgin olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is a food with excellent nutritional properties, which provides incredible benefits to our body and serves to prevent multiple diseases, thanks to the healthy fats, phytosterols, polyphenols and vitamins it contains.
Let's see the main benefits that a good EVOO brings us, they will not cease to surprise you!:
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases
EVOO is characterized by its high content of healthy fats: on the one hand, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) stands out, with numerous benefits, such as lowering bad cholesterol in the blood (LDL), increasing good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) and helps control hypertension; on the other hand, it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, with anti-inflammatory and vasodilator properties.
- Anticancer components
EVOO has polyphenols and oleocanthal, anticancer components, capable of killing cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.
- Strengthens the immune system
Daily intake of extra virgin olive oil improves the immune system, due to its high levels of natural antioxidants and basic nutrients.
- Protects the brain against cognitive decline
Improves cognitive functions thanks to polyphenols, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, protecting the brain against cognitive deterioration (memory problems, mental deterioration, etc.)
Also, its high content of vitamin K helps protect neurons, a key factor in the prevention of Alzheimer's.
- Improves digestion
EVOO reduces excess acids in the intestine, thus preventing gastrointestinal diseases and heartburn.
It also helps us maintain regular intestinal transit. It is rich in vitamins E and K, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, iron and antioxidants, an excellent combination to improve the process of absorption and digestion of the food we eat.
- Helps reduce weight
The consumption of EVOO, accompanied by a healthy diet and regular exercise, facilitates weight loss, thanks to the satiating effect of oleylethanolamine.
- delays aging
Extra virgin olive oil is a very powerful natural antioxidant, which helps against the signs of aging such as wrinkles, providing elasticity to the skin, thanks to vitamins E and K and the antioxidants that this olive juice provides.
- Keeps bones strong
Fundamental ingredient in the diet of the little ones, because it increases the absorption capacity of calcium by the bones. Thanks to this property, added to the contribution of vitamin E, EVOO helps protect bones against calcium loss in aging, being very beneficial against diseases such as osteoporosis.
- Reduces cases of type II diabetes
Taking extra virgin olive oil reduces the appearance of type II diabetes, thanks to the fact that oleic acid helps the body regulate sugar.
- Improves skin and hair
EVOO is an excellent natural moisturizer. Thanks to its components, it nourishes and protects the hair, giving it shine. In addition, the contribution of vitamins and fatty acids improves the elasticity of the cells, counteracting the signs of daily skin deterioration.
And it is not only good in consumption, but also in its application. For this reason, there are more and more products made with EVOO.
In short, EVOO not only adds flavor and quality to our meals, but a daily intake of it, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, helps us prevent and reduce a host of diseases.
Don't you think all the benefits that EVOO consumption brings are incredible? In order to benefit from all its properties and advantages, it is essential that you choose an oil of the highest quality, where each of the phases of its production have been carried out under rigorous measures of quality, surveillance and care of the fruit. For this reason, we invite you to try our Harmonic oil, rich in benefits due to its careful preparation.
Every day we value healthy eating more, and in this sense, Harmonic Hojiblanca - Early Harvest and Harmonic Selection are the healthy edible fat par excellence.
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