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Olive oil secrets


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5 March 2010 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

Approxolive oilimately 5 kg of olives are needed to produce 1 liter of olive oil. It is one of the few oils that can be consumed raw, as it was obtained after the fruit was mashed and pressed, no additives and preservatives being needed.

Protects blood vessels

While all olive oils contain healthy monounsaturated fat like Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, only the extra virgin oil range is rich in polyphenols and vitamin E.  Polyphenols are substances with a highly antioxidant effect, which prevent diseases like diabetes, obesity and cancer. One of this polyphenols , named  DHPEA-EDA, acts especially upon blood vessels, protecting them from the “bad” (LLD) cholesterol and prevents heart attack and stokes.

Extends life

Olive oil facilitates the biliary system activity. It is recommended the administering of one tablespoon with a mixture of olive oil, honey and lemon juice (all in equal parts) before main meals. Moreover consuming 100 ml olive oil per weak diminishes the risk of eye diseases thy may lead to blindness once you get older. Olive oil together with fruits, vegetables, fish, walnuts and seeds (Mediterranean diets specific) prevents depression, anxiety and increases life expentancy

5 advises for olive oil

  1. Always chose olive oil bottled in dark glass recipients which protect it from light negative effects.
  2. Always keep the bottles in a dark and cool place. Keeping the bottle well shut prevents rancidity.
  3. Stay away from olive oil with no smell or color.
  4. Use extra virgin olive oils, obtained in cold press.
  5. Regarding cooking, specialists differ in opinions. The general rule is to never let it burn  since like all other oils it becomes toxic. to keep all its benefits it is better to consume it raw.

Stay Healthy!




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4 Comments »

  • Blake Rogers said:

    Olive oil is very tasty and has some nutty taste too.’:-

  • John Ali said:

    olive oil is a great additive on foods since it has low saturated fat-`.

  • Acne Remedies  said:

    we always use olive oil on our cooked foods because it has very low saturated fat:~’

  • Pine Cupboard said:

    olive oil is very very tasty if you put it in fried foods and you can taste it raw too “”

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