Not all the Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) are the same. For example from the health benefit/quality stand point the difference is made by a parameter which is not even measured by the EVOO Standards for Grades : bio-phenols. When you exceed 300 mg per Kg of Bio-phenol Compounds your olive oil starts to become a cardio-vascular medicine on top of being an excellent food. In Europe a specific word was invented to define this special type of foods: Nutraceutical Foods, this why Olivotto's Ogliarolo and Cellino are labeled Premium EVOO. Italy is in the process of approving a new EVOO standard called AQ (Alta Qualita') where bio-phenols are as important as the well known Free Fatty Acids %. So far it failed because of the opposition of other oil producing countries.
Top 6 Health Benefits of Olive Oil:
It is fundamental to be able to distinguish between Premium Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Premium Olie Oil Health benefits:
1) Cardio-vascular deseases prevention
2) Olive Oil Diet Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
3) High content of antioxidants (anti-aging)
4) Olive Oil Joins the Fight Against Osteoporosis
5) Olive Oil Found to Help Prevent Cancers (skin, breast,...)
6) In body cosmetics such as elimination scalp itchiness, dryness and hair falls...
Olive oil is a liquid gold
Olive oil truly is liquid gold with its many health benefits and it is considered the most important component of the traditional Mediterranean diet. The health benefits of olive oil are extensive with new positive attributes discovered all the time. Cardiologists recommends at least two tablespoons (35gr) of extra virgin olive oil each day to enjoy the many ways olive oil can be beneficial to your health and well being. In addition to bolstering the immune system and helping to protect against viruses, olive oil has also been found to be effective in fighting against diseases such as cancer. The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence. Squalene and lignans are among the other olive oil components being studied for their possible effects on cancer.
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