TOP 5 Health Benefits of consuming EVOO
Extra virgin means untouched by solvents, temperature, enhancers, coloring, and more. Papa Vince EVOO is high in polyphenols, antioxidants and vitamins (only premium quality extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins)!
This leads us to talk about the health benefits of consuming a high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, like Papa Vince’s.
Let us quote what registered nutritionist Nicola Shubrook told BBCGoodFood about this topic: What are the 5 main health benefits of olive oil? She answered to this question:
“1. May improve heart health. Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean diet, and there has been plenty of research conducted that demonstrates its benefits (especially that of EVOO) for heart health. This includes its ability to reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, both of which contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease...
2. May reduce inflammation. Inflammation is thought to be one of the key drivers behind some of our most chronic health problems, including Alzheimer’s and type-2 diabetes. Research looking at the role of antioxidants and their anti-inflammatory effect, including oleic acid found in olive oil, has discovered that these play a role in reducing inflammation and the marker for inflammation, known as C-Reactive Protein (CRP).
EVOO is rich in polyphenols, one of which is called oleocanthal. This compound appears to share the same pharmacological activity as ibuprofen, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Interestingly, this useful property has been associated with positive changes in those with rheumatoid arthritis.
3. May improve mood. As part of a healthy diet that includes a high intake of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and oily fish, olive oil has been found to play a role in reducing the risk of depression.
4. May improve brain function. A 2015 study found that in older populations, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts was associated with improved cognitive function, and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
5. May protect against chronic disease. Other early research has suggested that olive oil and its high polyphenol content may have a protective effect against type-2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. However, more research is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn.”
Include EVOO in your meals! Use as a salad dressing, for seasoning, dipping, baking, cooking and even taking a daily shot every morning! You won't regret it!
This article was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by Kerry Torrens, BBC Good Food. Top 5 health benefits of olive oil By Nicola Shubrook – Registered nutritionist, date accessed: 07/11/2022, Read article: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-olive-oil