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Health Benefits of Olives

Introduction:

 

Olive Oil is the juice of olive that can be obtained by simply crush and press the olive fruit. Olive Oil is the famous healthy cooking oil originated from Mediterranean regions. It is the only vegetable oil that can be added directly in your dishes without any manufacturing process, its natural aroma and taste will definitely enlighten your meal.
 
Beside its wonderful taste and aroma, Olive Oil is rich in Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and antioxidant substances. That is the reason why Olive Oil is always the choice for most of the health conscious people. However the vitamins in Olive Oil is easily be spoilt by heat, therefore Olive Oil is not recommended to use for deep frying.
 
Olive Oil is used in many sectors including cooking, cosmetics, soap, as well as medicine. Its health benefits has been investigated and proven by scientific studies and researches.

 

 

Nutrition and Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil:

  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases - By controlling the "bad" cholesterol LDL levels with slowing down its oxidation process (LDL may transform into an artery clogging form after oxidization), and at the same time increasing the "good" cholesterol HDL levels in our body, Olive Oil is efficiently aids to protect our heart to against Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Improve Digest System - Regular consumption of Olive Oil may help to maintain our digestive tract healthily by preventing constipation.

  • Stomach Ulcer and Gastric - Researches show that Olive Oil helps to increase the healing rate for stomach ulcers and gastric. It also helps to prevent the formation of gallstone by activating the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones.

  • Preventing Diabetes and Helping in Weight Loss- One of the exciting benefit of Olive Oil is its contribution in weight loss. By replacing Olive Oil which is rich in Monounsaturated fat with saturated fat in your meal may lesser the intake of saturated fat that is harmful to our body health.

  • Cancers Prevention - At least 30 Polyphenolic compounds were found in Olive Oil. Polyphenolic components are a powerful antioxidant and radical hunter. Those Polyhenolic is able to lowering the risk of various cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, postage cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, etc.

  • Anti-Aging - Olive Oil is rich in essential vitamins that help to slower the process of aging. It contains healthy fatty acids that could make our skin look smoother and softer. With few drops of Olive Oil add in your salad or pasta, you may easily gain this amazing benefit of Olive Oil.

 

Types Olive Oil:

 

There are few types of Olive Oils namely:-

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Virgin Olive Oil

  • Pure Olive Oil

  • Olive Pomace Oil

  • Lite Oil

The higher acidy level of Olive Oil the lower quality of Oil. Choose the right type of Olive Oil that suit to your taste, fragrance and cooking method to enjoy the highest value of Olive Oil.

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