Olive Oil and Health
The health benefits of olive oil
Olive oil is not only delicious, but healthy too!
Olive oil contains more unsaturated fatty acids than butter, margarine and other oils. These unsaturated fatty acids replace the ‘bad’ fats in our body, resulting in reduced cholesterol levels. Research from the scientific community has proven that regular use of olive oil greatly reduces the chance of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Unlike other oils, olive oil is 100% digestible. This means it leaves no waste residue of any kind in the body. Olive oil is also naturally rich in vitamins A and E, and contains high levels of natural antioxidants which protect our cells against ageing.
Wait, olive oil is a fat...is it bad for you?
Extra virgin olive oil has a very high level of monounsaturated fats, but these are the “good fats” that are proven to lower LDL cholesterol. In addition, authentic extra virgin olive oil is high in healthy antioxidants and rich in essential vitamins.