Health Benefits 2019-08-08T22:48:16+00:00

Health Benefits

Extra virgin olive oil is the only type of olive oil that contains all the antioxidants and bioactive compounds beneficial to our health. It contains high amount of powerful natural antioxidants such as polyphenols and Vitamin E, is rich in Vitamins A, D and K, and in fatty acids, being the predominant (73%) a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which is extremely healthy.

Thanks to its composition, extra virgin olive oil is an unquestionable source of health either orally taken as a key ingredient on your diet or topically taken as a cosmetic. Several health benefits of extra virgin olive oil are scientifically supported.

Health benefits when taking extra virgin olive oil orally in your diet:

  • Protects the heart and reduces risk of stroke and heart disease
  • Works as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Aids against premature ageing process
  • Helps control blood pressure. It improves the lining of your blood vessels and may help prevent excessive blood clotting
  • Reduces levels of LDL – or ‘bad cholesterol”
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Can help against diabetes and reduces Type 2 diabetes risk
  • Has antibacterial properties and has been found to be particularly effective against Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacterium that can cause stomach ulcers and stomach cancer
  • Fights mental deterioration and common neurodegenerative diseases (reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia)
  • Strengthens bones help reduce joint pain and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis
  • Helps reduce body mass index and reduce weight

Skin benefits when taking extra virgin olive oil topically as a cosmetic:

  • Acts by blocking free radicals, preventing oxidation and combating premature aging of the skin
  • Maintains hydration of the skin and improves cell membrane conservation
  • Acts as a toning and firming on the dermis and protects it from external aggressive agents
  • Revitalizes the skin giving it softness and firmness and increasing its elasticity
  • Stimulates cells oxygenation
  • Works as a humectant restoring the natural moisture levels of the dermis
  • Thanks to its high content of oleic acid, stimulates cell regeneration
  • Has a high healing power
  • Has regenerating, purifying and relaxing properties
  • Reduces expression lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces skin imperfections and dark spots

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