Health Benefits of Pure Virgin Olive Oil

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Health Benefits of Pure Virgin Olive Oil

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Olive oil has many types and by one look at the label you can understand the level of processing. Pure Virgin olive oil is the unrefined and the unprocessed product. It has many benefits and is considered the best oil for health purposes.Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats that helps to reduce the LDL cholesterol but at the same time increasing the HDL cholesterol. The oil also contains a plant compound known as Polyphenol which has the essential properties to fight cancer. Since it is unrefined pure virgin olive oil is able to fight both cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

In fact, doctors recommend that you have 2 tbsp of pure virgin olive oil each day to stay clear of heart diseases. Even if you have 1 tbsp of pure virgin olive oil it will meet your daily requirement of vitamin E. This is essential for any human being as Vitamin E is known to prevent or cure cataract, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, prostate and breast cancer.

Cooking Benefits

Pure virgin olive oil, if used in cooking, can actually augment the taste of salads and dressing. It can also be added to cooking of fish or meat. But there is a flip side too. Since pure virgin olive oil has a low smoke point, this oil is not at all good for cooking.

Ancillary Benefits

Believe it or not, pure virgin olive oil has great value among skin care experts. It has been confirmed that olive oil improves complexion and also provides protection from the harmful rays of the sun. Pure virgin olive oil is also used as an ingredient in moisturizers and night creams. It prevents the development of wrinkles on skin and hence the oil is revered world over as a known anti-ageing agent.

Thus we find that Pure Virgin Olive oil has many benefits and they are a proven natural remedy to a number of ailments. It is a real pity that a number of people tend to ignore their goodness because of their somewhat uncomfortable taste.

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