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The Olive Oil and Health

The Virgin olive oil is a juice of natural fruit that conserves the palate, perfumes, vitamins and all the properties of the fruit del that comes, being in addition the unique vegetal oil that can be consumed virgin and directly crude.

Its caloric value is of 9 calories by gram (the same proportion that any other greasy animal or vegetable).

The fats are nutrients indispensable for our organism. Its function is coverall energetics. They contribute the energy that allows to develop physical and intellectual activities us and, in addition, are a source of heat.

esides making the meals most appetizing, the fats own an unquestionable biological value since the weaves need lipids to develop their activity. In addition, like some vitamins (To, D, and, K) they are only soluble in fats, necessarily depend on lipids to be absorbed.

The lipids are formed by fatty acids that belong to two great groups:

Many hormones of our organism, essential for the life, are obtained in the human body from the cholesterol.

The fats and the cholesterol, to be transported by the blood, cobind with proteins forming molecular associations that we called lipoproteins:

The "bad cholesterol" (LDL) sits on the inside walls of the arteries, in the form of atherosclerotic plaques, close and becoming a factor causing atherosclerosis, a form of arteriosclerosis, with the risk that this entails for cardiovascular disease.

Virgin olive oil, the amount of oleic acid that contains fat is considered exemplary. The oleic acid increases the "good" cholesterol (HDL) that exerts a protective role, since it carries the "bad cholesterol" -deposited in the arteries- to the liver for disposal, reducing the risk of arterial thrombosis and heart attack.

In summary, the beneficial effects of the virgin olive oil on the organism are: