Extra Virgin Olive Oil - The Healthy Way To Consume Fat

by Luessi Dino I am a Writer

Extra virgin olive oil has been known for its health benefits for ages. It has also been considered to be a healthy source of fats. Let us have a look at what are the health benefits of the same.

For the proper growth and development of the body, it is important to have a balanced diet. While there has been a lot of debate regarding the functionality and utility of fats for the development of the body, its requirement is extremely important. In fact good fats help in the proper development of the body without causing any harm and should be consumed as a necessity. One of the best sources of good fats is extra virgin olive oil. It is not only a good source of fat; it is also extremely healthy for the body.

Traditionally Mediterranean people have always been considered to be the healthiest among all the people across the world. Incidentally this oil is a staple of the diet consumed in these regions and it goes without saying that the health benefits of this oil contribute largely to the well-being of the people of this region. The nutrient composition of this oil has been found to consist of a high amount of monounsaturated fat and an extremely low quantity of saturated fats. It is also filled with omega 6 and omega 3 and is also an important source of Vitamin E and K.

Other important substances present

Today this oil by virtue of its health benefits is available the world over. In fact it is the best olive oil available in India because of the presence of:

·         Antioxidants: This oil is supposed to have a high concentration of oleocanthal and oleuropein. These are anti-inflammatory and also act as antioxidants thereby preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and other free radicals and reducing the risks of many a serious health condition.

·         Anti-inflammatory substances: The presence of anti-inflammatory substances also prevents the onset of many diseases related to the heart, metabolic syndromes, neurodegenerative diseases and even arthritis.

In fact the presence of both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances in extra virgin olive oil in India helps to increase its benefits. They complement each other and together help to decrease the risk of a number of inflammatory diseases which would otherwise affect the human body and cause serious concerns.

Some health benefits

While there are innumerable health benefits of this oil, some of the most important ones include protection against:

·         Cardiovascular diseases by:

o   Reducing inflammation,

o   Preventing LDL cholesterol oxidation,

o   Improving endothelial function,

o   Prevention of clotting of blood,

o   Lowering blood pressure.

·         Cancer by:

o   Reducing oxidative damage caused by free radicals and

o   Fighting the disease at the molecular level.

·         Alzheimer’s by the prevention of beta-amyloid plaque build-up in certain neurons present in the brain which is the main cause of this neurodegenerative disease which can also lead to dementia.

Being super healthy comes naturally to this olive oil. In fact this oil is also considered to be a super food because of its health benefits and role in the prevention of life threatening diseases. But in order for it to be effective and get the desired results, it is very important to get a good quality of virgin olive oil India.  This effectively refers to those virgin olive oils which have not been contaminated by the use of cheaper oils even in minute quantities and the consumption of this pure variety can be done safely and peacefully.

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