Being from the Mediterranean, we all grew up with the memory of that comforting smell of olive oil. This is also the basis of our diet. Tunisian cuisine is a cuisine rich in olive oil and it’s great for our health. Indeed, this fat has many benefits and we should not deprive us of it. It is, for example, protecting our heart from cardiovascular diseases.
The benefits of olive oil, oil full of treasures!
Olive oil has not always enjoyed a good reputation in the kitchen. It was wrongly thought that it was a heavy oil for cooking, so the scientists were looking into Mediterranean diet to discover the benefits. In fact, olive oil consumers have fewer cardiovascular problems and are less likely to get to a heart attack. Based on this observation, scientists have discovered that olive oil was the one improving the health! Today, the Mediterranean food has become a true model of resistance to heart attack thanks to olive oil.
Olive oil is good for the heart!
The olive oil is extremely rich in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid and is low in saturated fatty acids and linoleic acid. This particular configuration allows it to protect the heart from the heart attack.
Beyond the simple theory, many studies have shown the link between olive oil consumption and cardiovascular disease. Did you also know, that the Mediterranean people, who consume 25 liters of olive oil per person and per year, have a mortality rate of cardiovascular disease lower by 95% than Americans…Without a question, olive oil should be consumed daily.