EVO oil: wellness and health.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a cure-all for goodness and health.
The extra virgin olive oil is the essential element of the Mediterranean diet, essential for proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle: regularly consumed contributes to well-being, health and longevity.
Extra virgin olive oil is the only seasoning obtained from the olive fruit through a purely mechanical process; all other vegetable oils, such as seeds, are extracted by the use of chemical solvents. The cold squeezing operation preserves the naturally occurring chemical elements in the olive, which in this way converge unaltered in the extra virgin olive oil DOP Lametia (vitamin E, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, phenolic compounds, etc.). These components, though present in small quantities, characterize the quality of the oil in terms of organoleptic and nutritional properties.
Extra virgin olive oil is also characterized by greater stability than any other vegetable oils, which contain a higher level of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The peculiar composition of fatty acids and the presence of antioxidant compounds makes it an excellent raw condiment, which helps digestion and protects the gastric mucosa. Oleic acid contributes to keeping cholesterol lower levels and especially those of LDL cholesterol ("bad cholesterol"), which are responsible for the development of cardiovascular disease.
Many experimental and clinical studies have shown that the antioxidant power of the smaller components of extra virgin olive oil is particularly effective in counteracting oxidative processes and contributes to preventing the aging and the onset of chronic-degenerative diseases, cardiovascular system and nervous system.
The beneficial components for the health of extra virgin olive oil are mainly polyphenols, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins K, A, D and E and phenols.
Polyphenols are chemical compounds with strong antioxidant capabilities that combat the "free radicals" of the body (responsible for the development of tumor forms and other diseases) and that reduce the bad blood cholesterol (LDL) circulating in the blood, making it more fluid and consequently reducing cardiovascular risk.
INSURED FATTY ACIDS
Unsaturated fatty acids, and in particular oleic acid (monounsaturated), perform a function of artery cleansing by eliminating LDL cholesterol (so-called 'bad cholesterol') in the blood and at the same time increasing HDL cholesterol levels ( so-called 'good' cholesterol). Extra virgin olive oil does not contain cholesterol per se, it only performs a precious adjustment function.
Vitamin K promotes clotting and, together with vitamin D, attend in the formation of the bone matrix. Vitamin E plays a powerful antioxidant action and finally Vitamin A contributes decisively to cell differentiation.
Phenols play an antioxidant action to inhibit the formation of thrombi, an anti-inflammatory action, a vasodilatory action, as well as a reduction of free radicals.