Olive oil benefits

Olive oil protects against inflammation, oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk caused by aging.

Scientific studies provide more and more evidence of the beneficial properties of olive oil for our health. A team of researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology of the University of Córdoba announced the result of a study in which it shows that olive oil has a protective effect against different diseases.

Inexhaustible source of health

Thanks to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) and polyunsaturated (linoleic acid), olive oil provides other important benefits:

  • Raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  • Lowers LDL-c cholesterol (bad cholesterol)
  • Benefits the control of arterial hypertension
  • Reduce the occurrence of thrombosis and prevent the occurrence of diabetes

Watch the amount you consume and learn how to use it

The recommended daily intake is three to six servings. However, people who suffer from obesity and who are under dietary treatment should control it following the advice of their doctor.

The use of olive oil in Mediterranean cuisine is essential. As a dressing for salads and stews, and even for frying potatoes. In the latter case, nutritionists recommend its use over any other vegetable oil, since at high temperatures it continues to maintain its properties.

Source: Spanish Heart Foundation

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