By Doris Obinna
Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fatty fruit of the olive tree. About 24 per cent of the oil is saturated fats, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (1). But the predominant (73 per cent) fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which is extremely healthy. Monounsaturated fats in extra virgin olive oil are also quite resistant to high heat, making it a healthy choice for cooking.
Olive oil can be found in a range of laser oil. The need to get the right kind of cooking oil that has these properties cannot be overemphasised. There is a need to research before you buy cooking oils, because not all cooking oils are healthy; they are killers in a bottle.
The laser grocery range is a superior range of products designed for health, taste and flavor. While you think of your health, consider the following benefits of Olive oil.
Loaded with antioxidants
Olive oil is also loaded with powerful antioxidants that are biologically active and may help fight serious diseases
Reduces chronic inflammation
Olive oil can reduce chronic inflammation, which is thought to be among the leading drivers of many diseases. This includes cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even obesity.
Helps prevent strokes
Olive oil may help prevent strokes. Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding.
Protective against heart diseases
Olive oil is protective against heart diseases. Olive oil has numerous benefits for heart health. It lowers blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, and has beneficial effects on many other risk factors.
Does not cause obesity
Olive oil does not cause weight gain and obesity
Reduces Type 2 diabetes
Olive oil may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
Has anti-bacterial properties
Extra virgin olive oil has anti-bacterial properties, and has been shown to be particularly effective against helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.