Published on May 29, 2019

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Olive oil is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which is very useful for a tasty and enjoyable meal. As the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is, freshly squeezed from fruits, olive oil is a natural juice that preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of olive fruits. People who follow the olive oil diet notice some of the health benefits from olive oil.

Olive oil is an excellent source of antioxidants that can inhale inflammation, protect cells from menacing molecules, and many others. If taken in moderation, olive oil helps to lose weight, as it reduces your abdominal fat.

Olive oil is a super food for the heart. Due to monounsaturated fats, antioxidants and phenolic compounds have different protective effects.


Olive Oil Protects Against Cancer

Monounsaturated fats in olive oil have an antitumor effect. Some people claim that olive oil helps in the treatment of cancers of the breast, ovarian and prostate. In addition, monounsaturated fatty acids present in olive oil, called oleic acid, claim that they have a significant protective effect against cancer. This reduces the effect of the oncogene, a gene that turns a host cell into a cancer cell.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is derived from the crushing of the olives, and then all these different varieties appear from the subsequent extraction of olives. In Greece, Italy and most of the Mediterranean regions, olives are harvested at the end of autumn. Olives are usually bruise when they fall on the ground, bruising can cause oxidation and fermentation of the fruit. This leads to high acidity, which affects the quality and taste, and, consequently, the manual harvest of olives contributes to the high price.

The best is the extra virgin olive oil with countless health benefits. Keep it in a dark place and tightly sealed. Light is the enemy of olive oil. When you try it, just look at the fruit smell, bitterness in the mouth and peppery taste in the throat.

Olive oil not only improves your health, but also enjoyment of meals throughout the day. Dip your artisan bread with sea salt, pepper and a little garlic for a very enjoyable experience.

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