Good for your Health!
Phisicians and nutritionists say that this kind of olive oil is excellent for human health as an antioxidant. Polyphenol antioxidant is a type of antioxidant containing a polyphenolic substructure. In human health these compounds, numbering over 4000 distinct species, are thought to be instrumental in combating oxidative stress a process associated with some neurodegenerative diseases and some cardiovascular deseases.
In genaral a great extra virgin olive oil has a high percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids, and low percentages of both saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Mono-unsaturated fatty acids contain no cholesterol, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, offer protection against coronary heart disease, and can significantly increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Olive oil contains antioxidants which slow the aging of tissues. It also helps assimilate vitamins A, D, E and K and aids in regulating glucose levels in the bloodstream. Recent research suggests that consuming
3 tablespoons of olive oil per day can help to naturally control blood pressure.