Discovering the benefits of olive oil

Oct 17, 2020 169

Olive oil, with its healthy properties and its close link with the Mediterranean Diet, is a strategic food in the fight against obesity and food imbalance. This is what Assitol (an Italian association of oil producers) says on the occasion of World Food Day, celebrated every year on October 16, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of FAO, the UN organization for the global fight against hunger.

Olive oil is in fact considered the main ‘marker’ of the adhesion to the Mediterranean Diet, as well as an index of healthy nutrition. Scientific research has shown that olive oil is fundamental for cardiovascular health, as it reduces risk factors such as diabetes, overweight and cholesterol, all linked to an unhealthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association recommends the adoption of the Mediterranean Diet and emphasizes the primary role of olive oil.

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SOURCE: https://news.italianfood.net

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