The benefits of olive oil on health

Olive Oil : Benefits

  • Good for digestion

It is important for digestion in the mouth, it improves the flavor of food. It is easier to digest because it does not slow gastric emptying of the meal, as do sunflower oil or butter.
This is the best agent of the contraction of the gallbladder, fighting constipation its dual lubricating action and acceleration of peristalsis. Finally, olive oil is well tolerated by the intestine and causes diarrhea or among newborns or in children or in adults or in the elderly.

  • Good for your bones and the growth of your children

Oleic acid is a natural and abundant constituent of bone, and olive oil promotes bone growth in children and fight bone loss in adults.

  • Good for the nervous system and brain

The richness and the proportion of its components, vitamin A, E active, linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, olive oil protects the human brain aging and toxic, immunological and viral attacks.
It therefore protects the brain from aging, but also toxic, immunological and viral attacks.

  • Good for the heart and arteries

Mortality lowest infarction occurs in countries that are the biggest consumers of olive oil, this protective effect of olive oil is attributed to its unique fatty acid composition, with a balanced rate between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and a high content of monounsaturated oleic acid, which has the property of raising HDL the good cholesterol and prevent dangerous LDL oxidation. Moreover, unlike seed oils, olive oil is a pure juice, rich in polyphenols, which protect our cells oxidation.
Olive oil is the only fat that has a positive effect on the four risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) decreased oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol by free radicals, elevated platelet aggregation.

  • Protects against breast cancer

Increasing the consumption of olive oil is accompanied by a reduction in the frequency of breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women.

  • Control blood sugar and improves diabetes

Several studies have concluded that not only the rate of fasting blood sugar is lower after a diet with olive oil after a regime seed oils, but also that the former reduces the insulin spike after meals. Diabetic, consumption of olive oil reduces the need for insulin injections.

  • Slows aging

The great wealth of this Mediterranean antioxidant diet contains antioxidant polyphenols that are not destroyed by cooking.

  • Heals the skin

The oil of olives have emollient and anti-inflammatory properties indicated naturally in case of skin affection.
Crossroads, a meeting point between different cultures and races, Tunisia has a cuisine that reflects its rich history. A particularly rich because of the many people who have left their tastes and knowledge in the art of cooking food; also rich with the climatic diversity of its geography that makes a wide variety of products that form the basis of Mediterranean cuisine.
Occupying a prime position in the Mediterranean, Tunisia since antiquity a stamping ground for the olive tree. Everything is there to make this country a major producer of olive oil quality in the world: terroir, climate, tradition.