Extra Virgin Oil Olive is widely used in the Mediterranean diet because it is rich in beneficial properties for health and because it has a delicious and unmistakable flavor.
There are many uses of it. Let’s discover together properties of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In ancient times there are many evidences of use of this dressing, that offer us thousand properties.
It was not only used to flavor foods, as well today, but also as a real cure able to treat many diseases.
Here are some famous use of extra virgin olive oil in ancient times:
Not all of the olive oil can be called extra virgin.
The Extra Virgin Olive oil is obtained from the first pressing of olives by mechanical processes, therefore without recourse to chemicals processes, avoiding conditions that may cause deterioration of the oil.
Only fresh and first quality olives, cultured and immediatly juices, which have not undergone other treatment in addition to washing, separation from twigs and leaves, centrifugation and filtration.
With this production system, the oil keeps unchanged the lipid content as well the content of “minor components”, in particular antioxidants.
Antioxidants are vital to the psychological well-being and a for a proper diet.
While in extra-virgin olive oil are present in large quantities in all other types of oil, during the refining process, antioxidants are almost halved or lost.
Thanks to its properties, the olive oil is a key food in the Mediterranean diet.
Numerous studies conducted in countries where it is followed a Mediterranean diet shows a lower prevalence of obesity.
Many international studies have shown that the use of extra virgin olive oil is not associated with an increase in body weight.
In obese patients, low-calorie diets with relatively high fat (for the olive oil content) have been shown to be as effective as traditional low-calorie diets.
The lack of a fattening effect of diets rich in olive oil is explained by its satiating effect.
The olive oil and its healthy effects due to its beneficial properties plays an important role in the prevention of many diseases.
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