Nowadays if you ear something contains oil or grease you automatically think about not taking it. Well not all the oils are bad for you. If we are talking about vegetable natural oils, they have a lot of good compounds, healthy ones, such as vitamins.
Some Researchers have been experimenting with rats, exposing a group them to a moderately toxic herbicide (known to deplete antioxidants and to cause oxidative stress). They found that including extra virgin olive oil into their diet can partially protect from consequent liver damage (that was shown in all the rats exposed to herbicides).
Mohamed Hammami (researcher) says “Olive oil is an integral ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. There is growing evidence that it may have great health benefits including the reduction in coronary heart disease risk, the prevention of some cancers and the modification of immune and inflammatory responses. Here, we’e shown that extra virgin oil and its extracts protect against oxidative damage of hepatic tissue”.
So our advice is, use and abuse of extra virgin olive oil. But be careful, use it natural, don’t use it to fry food (that’s not healthy at all)!
Every food can be healthy until a certain point. Our intelligence is able to established boundaries and limits to the amount and type of food we ingest everyday. So if you have doubts, just look for information!
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