The attributes of olive oil help it to be a key product on our dining table. However, we are not only talking about it as a gourmet condiment, in this case we will focus on its benefits to human health, which have been scientifically proven.
Improvement of blood circulation, reduction of cholesterol level, controlling blood sugar level, being a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, favoring the hydration of skin… are just a few benefits of olive oil to our health.
Olive oil has so many healthy benefits that there is a series of remedies based on it to improve our state of health and prevent diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, cold and even cancer. According to WHO, it is a food that helps to prevent breast cancer, the basis of natural remedies for cholesterol control and a food recommended for diabetics.
However, what olive oil really contains for being such an ally of human health?
The secret lies in its composition. On the one hand, its high content of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant; on the other hand, its content of monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid and its richness in vitamin E, A, D and K.