Olive Oil and Health. A unanimous and universal recognition

OLIVE OIL

The cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil goes back to very early centuries in the history in our country, being Spain the leading producer of Olive Oil in the world.

Virgin Olive Oil is the juice obtained from olives through exclusively mechanical procedures. It is a true luxury for senses. Its golden colour, ranging from green to yellow, its bouquet and flavor with various degrees of fruitiness are a hint of the complexity of the sensations created by olive oil in our senses.

In Spain, there exists a wide variety of olive oils. In the case of olive oils from Andalusia, where the most extensive groves of olive trees in the world are to be found, the varieties of the fruit, the type of soil, the orographic characteristics, the conditions in which the olives ripen, and the careful process of harvesting and selection, have made possible a large and varied range of olive oils with a clearly differentiated personality.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Olive Oil, an unusual luxury originating from the Mediterranean countries, has finally gained universal and unanimous recognition thanks to its qualities.

At present, a big number of pieces of study and research prove that the consumption of olive oil has very positive effects for our health.

 It improves cardiovascular health and helps to prevent thrombosis. It makes digestion and intestinal transit easier, preventing ulcers and gallstones from appearing. It is also of special interest in the prevention of aging phenomena.

The beneficial effects of olive oil on health are primarily due to its main component, the oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, and to its high content in antioxidant substances, such as vitamin E and polyphenols.

Oleic acid helps to reduce low density lipoproteins, LDL, or bad cholesterol, without affecting HDL or good cholesterol, so that, when used regularly, it helps us to regulate our cholesterol levels.

Oleic acid is also notable for reducing the likelihood of blood clots in arteries.

Oleic acid helps to reduce low density lipoproteins, LDL, or bad cholesterol, without affecting HDL or good cholesterol, so that, when used regularly, it helps us to regulate our cholesterol levels.

Oleic acid is also notable for reducing the likelihood of blood clots in arteries.

Antioxidants (vitamin E, phenolic compounds) help to prevent damage caused to body tissues by free radicals. Free radicals have been connected to heart diseases, cancer and ageing.

Antioxidants also play an important role in the arteries. Low density lipoproteins LDL, or bad cholesterol, are genuinely harmful when they oxidise, since they form a plaque which accumulates and increases the possibilities of blocking an artery. Antioxidants help to stop this oxidation from happening.