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Olive Oil

Nutritional characteristics:
They contain the highest amount of plant antioxidants, carotenoids, phyto-sterols, vitamins, less saturated fat with good amounts of Omega 6 and Omega 3. This allows decreasing levels of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol, which will prevent coronary disease, heart diseases and strokes. Also Including decrease in levels of inflammation, degenerative nerve diseases, role of anticancer. Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant that protects the integrity of cells membranes and mucus membranes and skin. Vitamin K they help in decreasing the neural damage of brain and promote healthy bone.

Recommended intake: according to the pyramid its 4-6 servings per day. (extra virgin recommended)
Serving size: according to type, 1tsp to 2tsp per serving. Extra virgin could go up to 1 tbsp per serving.

Main food products: Olive oil
Seasonality: N/A

Publish date 16/10/2013 10:30
Last updated 14/04/2014 17:07