THE KING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Extra-virgin Olive Oil is the main ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, which widely renowned for its beneficial effect on our health.
The closer the taste of an extra-virgin olive oil to the essence of the olives, the better. Indeed, an honest product is a real “fruit juice”. A slightly bitter or spicy taste does not affect the quality of the oil, on the contrary it represents a positive characteristic.
Used regularly, extra-virgin olive oil helps lower cholesterol levels, prevent the risk of strokes, heart attacks and diabetes, as well as decrease blood pressure. It is even regarded as an anticancer food.
The polyphenols and vitamin E contained in extra-virgin olive oil have antioxidant properties that contribute towards arteriosclerosis prevention and slow down cellular aging. Benefits to the bones have also been highlighted, in terms of osteoporoses prevention, due to the fact that regular intake of extra-virgin olive oil improves the body’s absorption of calcium.