Olive oil & health
Olive oil & health :
As well as being a protective product, olive oil regulates the balance in our health. Different scientific investigations confirm the fact that virgin olive oil has beneficial effects on our organism for the following reasons:
- It lowers our cholesterol level.
- Reduces the risk of a heart attack.
- Stimulates the secretion of bile and is well absorbed by the intestines.
- Reduces the probability of arterial thrombosis.
- Lessens gastric acid and regulates intestinal movement.
- Helps to improve our metabolic functions.
- Provides efficient protective action against ulcers and gastritis.
- Stimulates bone growth , helps calcium and mineral absorption and favors excellent mineralization of the bones.
- Virgin oil contributes to healthier aging.
It has likewise been proved that regular consumption inhibits the appearance of certain types of cancer . Research has shown that there is a lower incidence of cancer in Spain , Greece and Italy than in the Northern European countries .
Olive Oil and Health:
It helps against cardiovascular diseases which are the top cause of death in the industrial world The antioxidant properties of olive oil help protect against free radicals , which causes cell death , as well as ageing according to phenol content ratio
Cancer, especially breast, prostate, bowel and colon .
Chronic liver disease and disorder of the intestines .
Blood Pressure Diabetes
Obesity, as it tastes better , and a stimulus to eat vegetables .
Olive Oil bolsters “The Immune System”
against external attacks from microorganisms bacteria or virsues .
Olive Oil and the digestive system
It reduces a risk of the flow or reflux of food and gastric juice up from the stomach to the esophagus .
Olive Oil during pregnancy and childhood .
It enhances height, weight, behavior and psychomotor reflexes
In breast feeding , it increases the level of vitamins. It affects growth and bone mineralization and development during infancy.
Olive Oil delays ageing:
Olive Oil against ageing–related diseases like , reduction in bone tissue mass that increases the risk of fractures .
Cognitive function : Olive Oil prevents memory loss and cognitive decline and
Alzheimer’s diseases as the monounsaturated acids help to maintain the structure of the brain cell membranes .
Olive oil and skin
Since sun rays speed up aging of skin by generating free Radicals , Olive Oil is used as an inhibitor / Screen or anti-sun rays, as it contains vitamins A,D and K as well as E for protection against continuous cell oxidation .
Extra virgin olive oil is a prime quality oil extracted from the fruit of the best olives of Egypt by simply applying pressure, after which it is filtered .
Amongst its numerous beneficial properties for health one of its most important is that it helps prevent diseases of the circulatory system , it is not in vain that we can claim that olive oil is the heart’s best friend.
Recommended for children and adults alike, it is much easier to digest than other oils and fats , it favors the proper growth of bones and the healthy development of the nervous system , is good for the stomach, the intestine and the biliary tract and in addition contains vitamins A,D,K and the rejuvenating vitamin E .
Rich in monounsaturated fats , Olive Oil does not contain any cholesterol, and in addition helps regulate cholesterol level and keep the body healthy .