HEALTH AND OLIVE OIL

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a key piece in our Health and Welfare.

Scientific evidence shows that consumption of olive oil reduces blood cholesterol levels, favorably modifying the mechanisms leading to the development of atherosclerosis.

Moreover, if we distinguish within the cholesterol from a "good" fraction and "bad", olive oil, unlike other vegetable oils, also has a favorable effect by raising the fraction "good" cholesterol and reduce fraction "bad".

This property makes it a heart healthy product.

Besides this virtue has been shown that olive oil has a protective effect in other parts of the body: in the stomach to be the best tolerated fat, reduce gastric acidity and help the healing of ulcers; in the intestine to stimulate traffic and reduce constipation; in the pancreas to facilitate their function; in the liver and gallbladder, skin, bones, and even ... is recommended for the diabetic diet for decreased levels of plasma glucose and insulin requirements.

Its high content of vitamin E in addition to vitamins A, D and K, has a very positive effect on the cell membrane due to its antioxidant properties prevent cellular aging.

Considering these properties is especially recommended for children (exerts an action on growth, mineralization and bone development) and seniors (has a positive effect on the control of the factors of aging).

Currently continue to open new fields of research on the beneficial effect of olive oil on other aspects of health.

NUTRITION PYRAMID

NUTRITION PYRAMID

These are the features:

  • 1. Abundance of plant foods: nuts, fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals, legumes and potatoes.
  • 2. Choose the freshest foods, preserved in its natural state.
  • 3. Use olive oil as the principal fat.
  • 4. The energy provided by fat should range between 25% and 35%. Saturated fats do not exceed 7-8% of energy (calories).
  • 5. Consume a low / moderate amount of cheese and yogurt.
  • 6. Weekly consumption of fish, poultry and eggs on a low / moderate amount.
  • 7. As a daily dessert, fresh fruit. Sweets, few times a week.
  • 8. Red meat a few times a month.
  • 9. Regular physical activity to promote a healthy weight and fitness.
  • 10.Consuming wine in moderation, usually during meals.

Pyramid by nutrition experts: World Health Organization, Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust and Who / Fao Collaborating Centre for Nutrition, Institute of Public Health at Harvard.




RECIPES WITH OLIVE OIL

Olive Oil Extra Virgin of Nuestra SeƱora del Carmen is ideal for preparing delicious dishes in your kitchen.

CREAM SALMOREJO

CREAM SALMOREJO

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GAZPACHO ANDALUZ

GAZPACHO ANDALUZ

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WHITE GARLIC

WHITE GARLIC

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CANNED ANCHOAS

CANNED ANCHOAS

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