In addition to being delicious and an indispensable ingredient in the kitchen, EVOO seems to be a true natural remedy against many diseases. In contrast to several other condiments that may be hazardous to our health, EVOO combats damage to our system that is a result of environmental pollution and the aging process.
The healthy properties of EVOO are due principally to the presence of antioxidant polyphenols, vitamin E, oleic acid, and monounsaturated fats. These compounds present in higher quantities in high-quality EVOO tend to deteriorate and diminish with heat or oxidation, due to the exposure to air, because of poor production or conservation.
There are numerous studies that suggest that EVOO helps prevent and control some diseases. In this publication, we will limit ourselves to report the most commonly attributed health benefits, without the intention of giving medical or scientific advice, and we invite the reader to consult more in-depth publications if further interested.
The health benefits most commonly attributed to the consumption of EVOO:
Furthermore, EVOO is an effective topical emollient and protection for the epidermis, as well as an excellent antioxidant. Therefore it is used in dermatological products and beauty products to combat aging of the skin.