Olive oil from the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. Olives Tree from which olives are grown, like in Val d’Orcia and Chianti in Tuscany
Olive oil in Tuscany is used for cooking pasta, added to salad dressing, making sauce and many others. Olive is a very essential ingredient in food making especially for the people of Tuscany not only because of its nutritional benefits. Below are 8 nutritional benefits you can get from olive oil.
1. Olive oil is rich in good fats which is very healthy for the human heart.
Since olive oil is rich in healthy monosaturated fats (73%), this can help lower your cholesterol level (LDL), which reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. According to a recent study published by the New England journal of Medicine,
2. Large quantities of Antioxidants are found in Olive Oil
The flavonoid polyphenols in olive oil are natural antioxidants that contribute to a bitter taste, astringency, and resistance to oxidation. They have been shown to be a host of adverse effects from the disease of the heart and premature aging and wrinkles
3. Alzheimer’s disease has lower outcomes in people who take in Olive oil
People with high blood levels of toxic amino acid homocysteine have twice the usual risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is known to have an inflammatory agent but it is also known to be an alternative to an anti-inflammatory agent that helps lower the outcomes of Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Olive oil is rich in Vitamins
Olive oil contains vitamins E and K which enhance cell turnover, leaving your skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. Vitamin E promotes good eye health, and Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that makes proteins healthy for normal bones and normal blood clothing
5. The rheumatoid arthritis can be treated with the help of the Olive Oil
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Olive oil containing an anti-inflammatory agent can be used in treating the inflammatory and oxidative stress in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
6. High level of obesity is reduced by Olive oil
Studies have shown that diet containing olive oil actually causes weight loss in the body. The satiating power of the fatty acids found in the olive oil leads to a feeling of fullness. Hence you can speak to a nutritionist on how to add olive oil to your diet and you will see the great benefits.
7. Olive Oil may improve your cholesterol level
Olive oil which is rich in antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats helps lower ‘bad’. Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and increase the ‘good’ High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL). Studies have shown blood samples less potential for harmful clotting just two hours after the study subjects ate a meal with olive oil, because olive oil is rich in phenolics, plant substances that makes blood less likely to clot.
8. Olive Oil contains antibacterial properties
The polyphenols in olive oil contain anti-bacterial properties, which helps fight infectious diseases caused by bacteria. In a 5-minute room temperature test, hydroxytyrosol, and tyrosol in olive oil decreased the activity of Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria contracted from contaminated food that causes the bacterial infection known as Listeriosis
What should be noted is that we need to use high-quality olive oil which is rich in all the above properties to boost our healthy living. These olive oils can be found right here in Tuscany, Italy.
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