Extra virgin olive oil is an ally of wellness
High quality extra virgin olive oil can be defined as a functional food because it contains substances such as vitamin E, vitamin A, polyphenols, squalene and others, such as to make it one of the major representatives of the Mediterranean Diet, recognized throughout the world as a healthy lifestyle and diet.
Vitamin E performs many functions in our cells, it is essential to introduce it with food as our body is not able to produce it.
Squalene is a lipophilic substance, precursor of cholesterol.
Oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) in addition to intervening in the bone metabolism in youth, some studies have shown its function to preserve our intestine from an inflammatory drift that could go towards cancerous forms.
Moreover, we find a percentage of essential fatty acids (such as linolenic and linoleic acids) which are indispensable for the growth and functioning of tissues.
The polyphenols present in the oil called bio-phenols (which are good for life) are oleuropein (named after the olive tree, Olea Europaea), hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and oleocanthal.