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The extra virgin olive oil is the food which best represents the Mediterranean diet and in Medicine it is considered as a true health concentrate.
Several studies have shown that the monounsaturated fatty acids contained in the extra virgin olive oil can lower the level of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the level of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). The same research has shown that the extra virgin olive oil can strengthen the cell walls and increase the elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels offering protection to the cardiovascular system.
REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
It lowers the probability of a heart attack by about 35% and the risk of stroke by 41%.
PROTECTS THE BONES
It enhances the assimilation of calcium and bone mineralization preventing osteoporosis.
The extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols, that are antioxidant molecules whose task is to counteract and eliminate the free radicals attacking the cells. Recent studies have shown how much extra virgin olive oil consumption can improve our immune system by 400 times and reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer and gastric cancer by 30%.
FIGHT DIABETES AND PROTECTS THE LIVER
An article published on the journal “Diabetes Care” has shown that a diet rich with this precious liquid can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost 50%. People have always thought that a diet rich in fats can increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Thanks to the constant research on the subject, now people know that it is not the quantity but the quality of fats that has an impact on our health. A diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, like those contained in the extra virgin olive oil and dried fruit, can protect our body from most of these diseases.
PREVENTS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
A study published on “Chemical Neuroscience” has shown that Oleocanthal, the substance responsible for the burning sensation that occurs in the back of the throat, may have protective properties against Alzheimer's disease.
Its benefits with regard to digestion are well known: it cleans the digestive system and improves bowel movements, thus preventing constipation.