Nutritional Information

 

The benefits of the olive oil are several and include the following:

-it is an important source of vitamins (A, D, K, E);

-contrary to other fats (such as butter), it helps protecting

  the cardiovascular system, thanks to a high content of

  monoinsaturated fats which reduce bad cholesterol (LDL)

  and preserve the good one (HDL);

-it has antiageing effects, thanks to a high content of

  poliphenols and of vitamin E;

-it reduces the risks of certain type of cancers and helps

  regulating gastric functions.

-According to a study (put the

  following hyperlink on the word “study”:(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22648725)

  conducted in Spain by the Catalan Institute of Oncology

  and published by the American Journal of Clinical

  Nutrition, olive oil is associated with a decreased risk of

  overall mortality and with an important reduction in

  mortality caused by cardiovascular desease.