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Top 5 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. Increased Brain Longevity

 

This lovely oil has been connected to brain longevity due to the different components that make it up. Extra Virgin Olive Oil includes the antioxidant phenol oleocanthal, which helps the body's natural repair mechanisms.
 
According to research, using Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a preventative measure can help preserve cognitive function and, in some cases, even increase it once cognitive impairment has started. Oleocanthal can also increase synapse integrity and minimise neuro-inflammation by stimulating enzymes that break down amyloid plaque (an Alzheimer's disease marker).

 

  1. Rich Source of Monounsaturated fats
 
The fat content of olive oil is made up of 73 percent monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). At room temperature, this form of fat is liquid, but when refrigerated, it solidifies. MUFAs are a "healthy fat," and they, like every other form of fat (polyunsaturated, trans, saturated), have 9 calories per gram; however, the 9 calories from MUFAs are much more beneficial to our bodies than the 9 calories from other fats.
 
Because of their ability to boost the body's serum lipid (fat) profile and reduce fat content in the blood, MUFAs are an important part of a healthy diet. MUFAs have also been linked to a reduction in metabolic syndromes, which include type 2 diabetes, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), heart disease, and other insulin-resistant syndromes.

 

  1. Improved heart health and cardiovascular system

 

Olive oil has been eaten for thousands of years all over the world, but when we focus in on the Mediterranean region, we discover that extra virgin olive oil is eaten in very large quantities on a daily basis, and this region also has exceptionally low rates of heart disease.
 
When it comes to heart and circulatory health, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a lot of research to back it up. The powerful antioxidants in Extra Virgin Olive Oil are what make it so excellent for humans - they are anti-inflammatory, help correct abnormal cholesterol levels, enhance the integrity of blood vessels, reduce blood pressure, and can prevent undesired blood clotting.

 

  1. High in Plant-Derived Vitamin E & Vitamin K
 
Extra virgin olive oil has high levels of Vitamin E and Vitamin K, two fat-soluble vitamins that are crucial for our health - and it's fortunate that nature delivers them to us already packaged in the fat of extra virgin olive oil, allowing our systems to absorb them quickly!
 
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that aids in the prevention of free radical damage to cells. It promotes strong, healthy hair and skin, as well as hormone balance. You obtain 10% of your daily recommended dose of vitamin E with only one tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
 
Vitamin K is essential for heart health as it helps to prevent blood clotting. It's also associated to a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, and other insulin-resistant diseases. Vitamin K has even been linked to the prevention of some types of cancer!

 

  1. It is Strongly Anti-Inflammatory.

 

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the most antioxidant-rich natural oils, containing some of the most potent antioxidants when it comes to inflammation. Oleocanthal, oleacein, oleuropein aglycon, ligstroside aglycon, and several other polyphenols help block inflammatory prostaglandins, resulting in anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
 
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