Discover the Healthy properties of Extra Virgin Olive OIL
Rich in polyphenols
The polyphenols of olive oil contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The beneficial effect is obtained with the daily intake of 20 g of olive oil (a table spoon).
Source of Vitamin E
Naturally high in Vitamin E. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
High in Oleic Acid
Dietary substitution of saturated fats with unsaturated fats contributes to maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fat.
High in unsaturated fats
It has been shown that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet lowers / reduces cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol is a risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" Hippocrates
Health Benefits Of Phenolic Compounds In EVOO
Olive oil can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke (ref.Karan Agrawal et al.., Journal of Functional Foods 36 (2017) 84–93)
Oleocanthal has been shown to block the same inflammatory pathways as ibuprofen and aspirin, without side effects. (ref.Iacono et al., ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM 2010)
Type II Diabetes
Oleic acid in olive oil promotes glucose transport into cells helping improve blood glucose regulation.
Three tablespoons olive oil per day in a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole grains, moderate in dairy and low in meat for weight loss.
Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death in various types via lysosomal membrane permeabilization.
Oleocanthal, a phenolic component of extra-virgin olive oil, has been recently linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Oxidative injury of RBC
Oleacein protects red blood cells from oxidative mediated hemolysis, even at low dosages.
Oleocanthal has been shown to block the same inflammatory pathways as ibuprofen and aspirin, without side effects.
Oleacein Enhances the anti-inflammatory activity of specific complexes
Cells protecting from aging
Oleacein Protects cells from aging and death in a dose-dependant manner
Ligstroside aglycone against metastatic breast cancer
Ligstroside aglycone showed the best antimigratory activity against the highly metastatic human breast cancer cells. (ref.Busnena BA, Bioorg Med Chem. 2013)
The effect of Ligstroside aglycone on breast cancer
Ligstroside aglycone inhibits the growth of breast cancer. It causes a reduction in the number of HER2 tyrosine kinase receptors, which are presented in large amounts in breast cancer cells and lead to their uncontrolled proliferation. (ref.Javier A Menendez et al., BMC Cancer 2008)
Experiments in mice show the beneficial effect of oleuropein aglycon on the progression of Alzheimer’s diseaser
The dietary supplementation of oleuropein aglycone strongly improves the cognitive performance of young/ middle-aged mice, fact that indicates the beneficial effect of oleuropein aglycone on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. (ref.Cristina Grossi et al., 2013)
The beneficial effect of Oleuropein aglycone against type II diabetes
Oleuropein aglycone inhibits or slows down the progression of type II diabetes, by inhibiting the aggregation and toxicity of amylin in pancreatic cells, a substance that is directly related to the pathogenicity of the disease (ref.Stefania Rigacci et al., 2009)
The effect of oleuropein aglycone on breast cancer
Oleuropein aglycone inhibits the growth of breast cancer. It causes a reduction in the number of HER2 tyrosine kinase receptors, which are presented in large amounts in breast cancer cells and lead to their uncontrolled proliferation. (ref.JAVIER A. MENENDEZ et al., 2008)