Why is Extra Virgin Olive Oil the best of all vegetable oils? What properties does Extra Virgin Olive Oil have? Is the Extra Virgin really so good for the diet? Can we consume Extra Virgin Olive Oil if we are on a diet? Today we solve your doubts, explaining the benefits of regular use of extra virgin olive oil.
The Mediterranean diet is so famous for providing a balanced nutrition and thus for its contribution to people’s health. This is largely thanks to the use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. What are those properties of Extra Virgin Olive Oil that make it so beneficial for our health?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is resistant to high temperatures, which makes it ideal for cooking, but additionally is composed of unsaturated fats, lipids of vegetable origin known as healthy as they contribute to increase "good" cholesterol, stabilize the heart rate or relieve inflammation, among other qualities. Also, this oil is rich in fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, K and E. Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of bones and soft tissues, helps the proper functioning of eyesight and prevents infections; Vitamin E, on the other hand, is antioxidant, cardioprotective, anti-tumor, etc. while vitamins D and K favor the absorption of calcium by the bones and help the blood to coagulate with the generation of red blood cells, respectively.
For the youngest members of the household, the consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in meals entails, among other benefits, a better control of the weight in the infantile stage (40% of the children of our country are overweight).
In short, the consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from childhood to old age, along with a balanced diet will make our health stronger and contribute to avoid a large number of diseases. And all this being said we will also enjoy the incredible and rich flavor that Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides us, such as the one from the new 2018-2019 Hacienda Montegil crop made from our olives of the Morona variety.