If you’re looking into organic olive oil health benefits, look no further. Today we’re going over the general health benefits of incorporating olive oil into your diet and how organic olive oil can significantly enhance such benefits.
Why do we consider olive oil to be a “superfood”?
Olive oil gets suchs a great reputation for a bunch of good reasons. On one side, it’s full of powerful antioxidants (such as Vitamin E) that are believed to prevent cancer related illness. On the other side, it’s rich in healthy monounsaturated fats (oleic acid), unlike alternatives such as butter, which is likely to contribute to the clogging of your arteries.
Monounsaturated fats are known to bring a number of benefits to the table, such as a lower risk of heart disease, an increase in good cholesterol and regulated blood sugar levels.
On top of all the health benefits it brings, olive oil is super because of how versatile it is. It can be used to deliciously season salads and other dishes, to stir-fry a number of foods, to sauté chopped vegetables or even to make delicious toast.
What are the true olive oil health benefits?
Bringing together all the information that is out there about olive oil health benefits, we came up with a list of reasons why olive oil should definitely be a part of your diet.
- Lower chances of developing cancer
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Increased good cholesterol levels
- Regulation of blood sugar levels
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- May reduce type 2 diabetes risk
- May help treat rheumatoid arthritis
If this isn’t enough, you’ll also like to know that the consumption of olive oil, unlike other types of fat, isn’t associated with weight gain.
Why choose organic olive oil?
Organic olive oil is better for a myriad of reasons, the main one being that it’s produced in an environmentally friendly and ethical, with great patience and attention to detail. Put together all these factors and the outcoming product is simply superior: higher quality olive oil that is better for you.
But what does organic truly mean in this context? When it comes to Acushla Olive Oil, it means that our olive trees are grown with the utmost respect for the established procedures of organic production, foreseen by the European and American legislation. This production includes the use of farming techniques that respect the natural life cycles of the trees and the abolition of synthetic chemical products, resulting in a reduced environmental impact.
Keeping the natural life cycles undisturbed allows for other flora and fauna to settle on the farm, creating a small but diverse ecosystem that helps enrich the grounds and provides more and better nutrients to our trees.
Better growth policies, a more diverse ecosystem and traditional farming techniques result in higher quality olive oil, richer in nutrients and in taste.
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