Extra Virgin Olive oil and its health benefit:
Gastric Problem and related diseases:
Millions of people around the world suffer by stomach problems and related diseases. Very serious is the gastric ulcer disease. As it is known the use of olive oil in nutrition is a beneficial factor for the function of the digestive system due to its property of keeping low the percentage of HCl in our stomach. Thus, the olive oil helps the normal function of the digestive system reducing to minimum the chances of ulcer creation and the other relative diseases, not to mention that is the best natural medicament for the fight against constipation.
By reducing the animal fats and increasing olive oil in our diet we obtain a perfect combination for the prevention of such fatal diseases, like arteriosclerosis and heart attacks.
It has been also proved that the use of olive oil in nutrition helps to sustain:
1.Human metabolism at a good balance, body's growth and bone growth at a good level. It is obvious that olive oil means good health and development for our children.
2.Good level of Vitamin E in our body. This vitamin has the property to delay the change of the cellular structure which leads to natural decadence, the people's aging, so one of the best medicaments for delaying aging is the olive oil. On the other hand, as we all know, Vitamin E improves our sexual life. So one can say that olive oil is by itself an aphrodisiac!
Last but not least, is the unique property of olive oil to dissolve useful substances coming from food that cannot be absorbed by the human body.
Olive Oil is the healthiest type of oil with 0% cholesterol, rich in Vitamins against aging and perfect even for frying dishes. Olive oil is the best nutritional gift we can offer to ourselves. Olive oil helps us keep good in health making our life pleasant.
Anti-Inflammatory effect of extra virgin olive oil:
In fact, newly pressed extra-virgin olive oil contains oleocanthal, both enantiomers of which cause dose-dependent inhibition of both COX-1 and COX-2, but not of lipoxygenase.
Oleocanthal is present in fairly high levels in extra-virgin olive oil but not in other types of olive oil .
“ Chronic use of aspirin and ibuprofen are associated with reduced risk of several diseases, including vascular disease (cardiac and brain), some cancers (breast, lung, colon) and dementias including Alzheimer's disease. The Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil is associated with the same reduction of disease risks. We feel that oleocanthal may be a possible bridge between the diet's and the NSAIDs' benefits," senior author Dr Paul AS Breslin tells rheuma wire .
EVOO is known to contain stronger concentrations of phytonutrients (especially polyphenols) that have well-known anti-inflammatory properties.