The heart’s best friend:
Seventy-five percent of Virgin Olive Oil is composed of oleic acid, a substance that both helps prevent and treats cardio-vascular diseases. Its potential for reducing both cholesterol and blood pressure is beyond doubt. In other words it reduces the risk of suffering a thrombosis or heart attack. Today we are talking about the health benefits of Olive Oil.
An anti-aging ally:
Olive Oil is the vehicle that facilitates the transportation and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Nutrients that, among other things, are responsible for bone health, the prevention of age-related degenerative diseases (Alzheimer, cancer, etc.) and the postponing of skin aging.
Digestive tract protector:
This healthy foodstuff reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps prevent ulcers and chronic gastritis. When taken on an empty stomach, it helps to cure constipation. And, when mixed with lemon juice, stimulates the liver and helps prevent the formation of kidney stones.
In the right doses:
Despite it being a high quality foodstuff, daily doses of more than 4-5 spoonfuls are not recommended as they may favour weight gain.
Olive Oil should be stored in a dark container in a ventilated place away from direct sunlight. Olive Oil used for frying may be re-used 3 or 4 times providing it is strained after each use and not mixed with other oils.