Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Why you should take 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day for good health.

Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit.

Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.

The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of anti oxidative substances. No other naturally produced oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated as olive oil - mainly oleic acid.

Hydrogenated Oils - olive oil is not hydrogenated oil. Hydrogenation creates dangerous trans-fats found in margarine and many other packaged foods.

Components and Nutritional Benefits : Olive oil contains 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 14 percent saturated fatty acids and 9 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, plus vegetable mucilage, vitamins E, K, and A as well as Poliphenols, Squalene, Oleocanthol, Triterpenes and hundreds more micronutrients that make olive oil a healthy choice.

Oleic Acid - oleic acid (omega 9) makes up 55 - 85 percent of the fatty acids in olive oil. It's great for your skin Oleic acid aids in keeping our arteries supple and helps prevent cancer.

Heart Health and Cholesterol - extra virgin olive oil is high in Poliphenols (a powerful antioxidant) and monounsaturated fat which contributes to lowering bad cholesterol.

Studies showed that people who consumed 25(mL) - about 2 tablespoons - of extra virgin olive oil daily for 1 week had less oxidation of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of antioxidant compounds, particularly phenols, in the blood.

Colon cancer -Spanish researchers suggest that including olive oil in your diet may also offer benefits in terms of colon cancer prevention

Blood Pressure - Studies now indicate that extra virgin olive oil may help to lower blood pressure. Patients were able to reduce or eliminate the need for medications when olive oil was consumed on a regular basis.

Alzheimer's - this disease is associated with the clogging of arteries caused by cholesterol and saturated fat. Replacing other fats with olive oil will reduces the risk.

Gallstones - Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. It promotes the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones naturally and lowers the incidence of gallstones. Olive oil's protective function also has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Research shows that adding olive oil to your diet could help you protect yourself against rheumatoid arthritis. There are many more benefits gained from using Extra Virgin Olive Oil than are listed here. It's great for skin and hair care, used in natural remedies, and is so much more versatile than just as cooking medium.