Serpis olives means health

New studies confirm the multiple health benefits that come from consuming virgin olive oil

Consumption of 25 grams of virgin olive oil a day (around two tablespoons) provides 50 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin E
for men and around 62.5 percent of the
amount recommended for women.

This is one of the main conclusions
reached in a study directed by
Jose Mataix Verdu, Physiology
Chair at Granada University,

olive means health

olive means health

together with the collaboration
of more than 30 specialists
from all over the world.


Apart from providing vitamin E, virgin olive oil has numerous other properties that are beneficial to our bodies, the most important of these being:

Circulation system:
It helps to prevent arteriosclerosis and cardiac disease, mainly myocardium infarction, angina and cerebral thrombosis. It reduces overall cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, plaque aggregation and blood clotting. On the other hand, it increases HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Anti-cancer effect:
Particularly in the prevention of breast cancer, although it also protects against other types of cancer.

Digestive system:
Improves stomach, liver, pancreas and intestine functions. It is a natural remedy against ulcers: it reduces gastric acid and is an anti-inflammatory.

Endocrine system:
Improves metabolic functions.

Bone system:
Stimulates growth and promotes absorption of calcium and mineralization.


Protects and tones the epidermis

It is recommended for child nutrition, due to its unsaturated fat content.

It is beneficial for the elderly due to its antioxidant properties. It prevents neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin content:
Rich in vitamin A (encourages the bodies natural defences), D (anti-rickets), E (anti-sterility), F & K (anti-haemorrhagic).

With so many benefits, olive oil has no inconveniences. Although it can be fattening if consumed in large quantities, Doctor Mataix points out that he has no knowledge wof any negative effects” attributed to olive oil.


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