An elixir of health and longevity
Everyone should be aware of the protection that the olive tree and its products, especially olive oil, give us. All the research carried out over time shows that the best way of inhibiting angiocardial diseases and keeping our bodies in good shape is consuming olive oil.
Olive oil, one of the most important monounsaturated fats, increases the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood while reducing concentrations of "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It builds a very balanced lipid system in the blood, basically preventing the formation of the plaques of fat in the arterial walls which are responsible for the formation of blood clots and can cause coronary or myocardial incidents.
The antioxidants in olive oil, and its high volume of monounsaturated fats, protect our systems from oxidation and from the creation or growth of harmful free radicals. These free radicals are responsible for damaging nucleic acids and proteins, and are considered to be the most significand harmful agents behind various chronic diseases including cancer.