Make the dishes with olive oil
OLive Nutrition and Diet Expert Serap Güzel explained the benefits of olive oil.
The oils we consume are of vegetable and animal origin. Vegetable oils, now proven to be beneficial for health, must be based on nutrition. Olive oil is a miracle food. As much as possible, the food should be made with olive. Because Mediterranean diet is the most healthy way of nutrition in the world, the olive oil is also the basis of the nutrition.
Protective for cardiovascular diseases
Olive oil is a type of monounsaturated fat and most of its structure is made up of oleic acid. Olive oil is primarily protective for cardiovascular diseases. Because monounsaturated fatty acids reduce blood cholesterol LDL and elevate HDL, which is protective for our well-cholesterol -containing vessels. It is very beneficial for people with high blood fat and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. What does saturated and unsaturated fat mean?
Olive oil is a natural anti-aging food
It contains oil and is a good antioxidant with vitamins A and E and many other phenolic ingredients. This strengthens the immune system and makes the body more resistant to diseases. It prevents the cell damage and delays its aging, that is, it is a natural ‘ anti-aging’. Because the oil is easy to digest, it is also a relaxing, protective for stomach and digestive system.
At the same time, the intestines are activated to prevent constipation, and the antioxidant properties enable the formation of immunity (immune system) there. Do not forget that the whole body’s immunity starts from bowel health. It is also reported that olive oil is preventive against cancer and obesity.
Olive oil vegetable health
Since olive oil foods are mainly vegetables, consuming vegetables together with oil means health for us twice. Because vegetables are important antioxidants feed with the fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals they contain. Since the calories of vegetables are low, there is no limit in consumption.
2-3 servings of vegetables and salad per day can be consumed. Vegetables consumed in olive-oil dishes are the vegetables containing the most lycopene. When the tomato is cooked, the amount of lycopene is increased by heat. Therefore, we take lycopene, which is one of the strongest antioxidants that protect against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and aging.
Consumption should be increased: long-age secret
The places where the elderly population is the most in our country are the cities in the Aegean region where olive is most used. We can call olive a secret of long years. We are one of the leading Mediterranean countries producing oil in the world, but still per capita consumption is low compared to other Mediterranean countries. It is beneficial to consume olive oil more.