Organic olive oil is obtained in the similar way to traditional olive oil which is extracted from olives grown organically. The oil is extracted using a pressing procedure and then the water and oil are separated . Organic extra virgin olive oil is made only from olives that have been cold pressed olives whereas organic virgin olive oil is made from a mixture of cold pressed olives and processed oils.
Olive oil can be used in a variety of ways including many culinary uses, ceremonial and religious purposes and skin care.
Most health experts agree that olive oil and extra virgin olive oil in particular, is good for you. Some of the documented health benefits that using olive oil provides are:
Oleic acid - a healthy monounsaturated fat that reduces inflammation makes up 73% of olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil has a high concentration of antioxidants which have been linked to reducing the risk of chronic disease
Antioxidants can reduce inflammation
Some comprehensive studies have linked the use of olive oil to a reduction in the risk of stroke.
It improves the function of blood vessels, can lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Olive oil does not contribute to weight gain, and taken in moderation it may even assist with weight reduction
Some studies have suggested that olive oil may help to prevent the build up of beta-amyloid plaque in brain cells and reduce the risk of alzheimer’s disease
May reduce the chance of contracting type 2 diabetes
May relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Has antibacterial properties
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