Everyone knows that olive oil is an inexhaustible source of health; is the ingredient that contributes to the longevity and well-being of certain populations (only Italians and Spaniards, for example, consume around 13 liters of olive oil per person per year). But, do you really know what all the benefits it brings? We summarize them for you next:
- contributes to reducing the level of LDL cholesterol (the “bad one”), since it has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids.
- oleouropein, a substance present in olive oil, reduces levels of blood glucose after meals, which helps reduce the possibility of suffer from diabetes.
- helps slow down the aging process of the heart and prevent cardiovascular diseases, since it acts in a very positive way in the prevention of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
- It is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K, and helps maintain healthy bones, preventing them from breaking down fracture and reducing the possibility of suffering bone diseases.
- favors the change of the intestinal bacterial flora, a fact that is related to prevention of colorectal cancer.
- during pregnancy, improves the health of pregnant women and children in their two early life.
- improves sexual capacity and is beneficial in the healing process of wounds.