Extra virgin olive oil, the superfood you have in your home
EVOO IS ONE OF THE STAPLES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET – BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A SUPERFOOD SITTING IN YOUR PANTRY?
The term “superfood” is used for foods that have health-promoting properties, reduce the risk of disease, and are also thought to improve our physical and emotional state. These foods have high vitamin and mineral content, are rich in amino acids, have high protein content but are low in saturated fats, and still maintain a high level of polyunsaturated fats, as well as exceptional antioxidant power.
Our beloved liquid gold has all these characteristics, so it is considered a superfood that’s full of properties that help our body prevent disease. It’s great at protecting against vascular diseases since it prevents arteries from closing. It is also heart-healthy because it encourages better circulation by increasing ’good’ cholesterol (HDL) and inhibiting the ‘bad’ type (LDL), and it has anti-clotting effects.
It is also thought to slow aging due to its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power, in addition to being considered an ally in weight loss as it speeds up metabolism.
As we can see, there are countless benefits to extra virgin olive oil, and its flavor and richness are unparalleled.