Properties and benefits of olive oil

Green olive and two leaves

Olive oil is not only delicious, but also healthy! For example, olive oil contains more unsaturated fatty acids than butter, margarine and other oils. These unsaturated fatty acids replace the "bad" fats in our bodies, resulting in reduced cholesterol levels.

Research from the scientific community has proven that using olive oil instead or butter or margarine greatly reduces the chance of a heart attack caused by clogged blood vessels.

Green olive and two leaves

Unlike other oils, olive oil is 100% digestible. This means that it leaves no residue of any kind in the body. Olive oil is also naturally rich in vitamins A and E and contains high levels of natural antioxidants that protect our cells against aging.

Extra virgin olive oil has a very high content of monounsaturated fats, but these are the “good fats,” proven to lower LDL cholesterol. Plus, authentic extra virgin olive oil is rich in both healthy antioxidants and in essential vitamins.