Perché fa bene l'olio di olivaIn recent years, international scientific research has shown the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and in particular of extra virgin olive oil to fight cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.
Today, the scientific data demonstrate the cardioprotective and anti-cancer effects resulting from the consumption of extra virgin olive oil. Its high content of antioxidants (polyphenols) helps to counteract oxidative processes and cognitive disorders associated with longevity and cerebral aging.
The beneficial effect of olive oil is attributed to its unique chemical composition, with a predominant concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids and a perfect balance of acids. In addition to this it contains a considerable amount of vitamin E as well as some minor but equally important compounds, such as polyphenols, squalene and phytosterols.
Therefore, extra virgin olive oil is not just a seasoning that enhances the organoleptic properties of food but it is also a source of important nutrients