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Benefits of olive oil against cholesterol


The Mediterranean diet, according to epidemiological investigations carried out in the last forty years has proved to be a protective tool from the cardiovascular point of view.

Within the same, the study of olive oil as one of the main responsible for the cardio protective effect has a lot to do with his influence on the behavior of cholesterol.


Olive Oil benefits against Cholesterol:

Below we show some Virgin Olive Oil substances that help to protect our health against cholesterol and its consequences.

1-Sitosterol:  It is a molecule in Olive Oils very similar to cholesterol, so it partially prevents it to be absorbed by the intestine.

2- Oleic Acid. The Oleic acid reduces levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases levels of the good ones (HDL).

3- Extra Virgin Olive Oil natural polyphenols, high in antioxidant activity, prevents the oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL) and avoids the accumulation in the blood vessels.

4-Oleocanthal, a specific Virgin Olive Oil polyphenol, with its anti-inflammatory activity, reduces inflammatory markers of atherosclerosis.