Extra virgin olive oil: health benefits

In addition to being good and an indispensable ingredient in many cuisines, extra virgin olive oil seems to be a real natural remedy against many pathologies. The health properties are mainly due to the presence of antioxidant polyphenols, vitamin E, oleic acid and monounsaturated fats.

There are numerous studies and publications that suggest how extra virgin olive oil helps prevent and control some diseases.

  • Fights cell aging : the phenolic richness of extra virgin olive oil, combined with the presence of vitamin E, prevents cell damage caused by free radicals to skin tissues and hair.
  • It is a friend of the heart : if taken as part of a balanced diet, it seems to help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, protect against the risks of arteriosclerosis and promote cholesterol control and the reduction of bad cholesterol.
  • Prevention of the formation of tumors : recent studies seem to indicate that it can have positive effects in preventing the formation of some tumors, especially of the colon and breast.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • It is an effective emollient product : it protects and moisturizes the epidermis and is used in dermatological and beauty products that counteract skin aging.