The nutraceutics of PDO oil

Oil that’s good for you

Extra virgin olive oil has always been well known and used both in cooking, especially in the Mediterranean diet, as well as in the cosmetics field thanks to its outstanding beneficial properties. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the presence of polyphenols makes this functional food a real elixir of youth and health for our bodies (Italian National Institute of Health report, 08/08/2021).

Specifically, these natural molecules can reduce the level of free radicals, protecting our bodies’ cells from oxidative damage and inhibiting the activation of inflammatory processes that are harmful to our health.

Let’s have a look at the eight main benefits of extra virgin olive oil for our health and well-being.

Helps to fight cardiovascular disease

Regularly consuming the right amount of extra virgin olive oil (three spoonfuls per day; better if straight from the bottle) reduces the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good kind (HDL), reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart attack, stroke and other related diseases.

Prevents cancer

Thanks to its natural combination of monounsaturated fats and biophenols, olive oil reduces the risk of developing cancers affecting the intestine, colon, prostate, pancreas, endometrium and breast.

Keeps you young

Since it’s rich in natural antioxidants, extra virgin olive oil counteracts cellular ageing while also preventing the onset of diseases such as dementia, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis.

Keeps diabetes under control

Extra virgin olive oil, as part of a diet low in saturated fats and moderately rich in carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains, is the most effective diet for diabetics.

Fights obesity

Extra virgin olive oil, associated with a Mediterranean diet, reduces the chances of developing obesity compared to eating styles that favour animal fats.

Strengthens defences

The fatty acids in olive oil have been shown to strengthen the immune system against bacterial and viral diseases.

Promotes digestion

Extra virgin olive oil helps us to digest better and absorb more nutrients from the food we eat.

It’s a natural antidepressant

By increasing the level of serotonin (also known as the ‘happy hormone’), extra virgin olive oil has a good anti-depressant function.

Oil that’s good for you

Extra virgin olive oil has always been well known and used both in cooking, especially in the Mediterranean diet, as well as in the cosmetics field thanks to its outstanding beneficial properties. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the presence of polyphenols makes this functional food a real elixir of youth and health for our bodies (Italian National Institute of Health report, 08/08/2021).

Specifically, these natural molecules can reduce the level of free radicals, protecting our bodies’ cells from oxidative damage and inhibiting the activation of inflammatory processes that are harmful to our health.

Let’s have a look at the eight main benefits of extra virgin olive oil for our health and well-being.

Helps to fight cardiovascular disease

Regularly consuming the right amount of extra virgin olive oil (three spoonfuls per day; better if straight from the bottle) reduces the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good kind (HDL), reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart attack, stroke and other related diseases.

Prevents cancer

Thanks to its natural combination of monounsaturated fats and biophenols, olive oil reduces the risk of developing cancers affecting the intestine, colon, prostate, pancreas, endometrium and breast.

Keeps you young

Since it’s rich in natural antioxidants, extra virgin olive oil counteracts cellular ageing while also preventing the onset of diseases such as dementia, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis.

Keeps diabetes under control

Extra virgin olive oil, as part of a diet low in saturated fats and moderately rich in carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains, is the most effective diet for diabetics.

Fights obesity

Extra virgin olive oil, associated with a Mediterranean diet, reduces the chances of developing obesity compared to eating styles that favour animal fats.

Strengthens defences

The fatty acids in olive oil have been shown to strengthen the immune system against bacterial and viral diseases.

Promotes digestion

Extra virgin olive oil helps us to digest better and absorb more nutrients from the food we eat.

It’s a natural antidepressant

By increasing the level of serotonin (also known as the ‘happy hormone’), extra virgin olive oil has a good anti-depressant function.