In this section you can consult an infographic with the main benefits of olive oil for the health of the human body’s main organs, as well as other related information.
Other benefits of olive oil for our health
For the liver and gallbladder
It assists the digestion of fats, it reduces the incidence of gallstones and increases and decreases hepatic excretion of cholesterol, thereby reducing its level in the blood.
Intestine: It partially hinders the absorption of cholesterol It improves the absorption of nutrients such as calcium, iron or magnesium. It partially hinders bile salts from being reabsorbed in the small intestine and used again. It improves constipation.
Extremities: It reduces the risk of circulatory problems in the extremities
A scientific study by the Biomedical Research Network Centre for Obesity and Nutrition asserts that extra virgin olive oil can reduce the risk of suffering circulatory problems in the extremities by up to 66%.
Skin: It improves your skin
It has a protective and invigorating effect on the epidermis.
Diabetics: For diabetics
It helps to lower blood sugar levels, with the result that a smaller amount of insulin is needed.
Arterial function: The consumption of olive oil improves arterial function
Olive oil and other foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids improve arterial function in elderly people This is the conclusion reached by the Lipids and Arteriosclerosis Unit of the Reina Sofía University Hospital in Córdoba.
Olive oil during infancy
Consumption of olive oil is recommended for its high vitamin E content, essential for skeletal development.
During infancy, olive oil helps to prevent childhood obesity, as fat cells grow during the first years of life, and once they have developed, they cannot be removed.