Top Ten Tips: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Nutrient Composition 

is very high in monounsaturated fats (the good ones) and it is loaded with antioxidants. Stimulates the digestion process and it is more digestible,  because the monounsaturated fats have a more rapid absorption

2  promotes the absorption of liposoluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Vitamin A is important for growth, the vision and maintaining healthy skin; Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption; Vitamin E has antioxidant actions; finally,  Vitamin K intervenes in the mechanisms of blood clotting and is also absolutely essential to building strong bones, allowing the fixation of calcium.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contains Anti-Inflammatory Substances

3  rich in oleic acid (75%), the main monounsaturated fatty acid present in extra virgin olive oil that can fight inflammation

4  the polyphenolic component has important antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

5  regulates the synthesis and secretion of bile acids, preventing the formation of gallstones

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Appears to be Protective Against Cardiovascular Disease

6  polyphenols, contained in a high-quality extra virgin olive oil, play an important antioxidant action against LDL cholesterol (the bad one) and prevent accumulation in the artery wall: the more an olive oil is rich in this antioxidant substance, the greater the benefits on the body

7  obstructs the ageing of cells, practices a preventive action on the thrombosis onset

8  improves Endothelial Function: olive oil improves the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels

obstructs the absorption of bad fats and acts as a regulator on lipid levels

Let’s go cook!

10  the balanced fatty acids composition and the presence of antioxidants allow extra virgin olive oil to maintain good stability during cooking, without compromising the properties. It is actually fairly resistant to high heat.