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Is olive oil a health benefit? 








Many nutritionists prohibit fat, especially olive oil and yet it is a health benefit that should not be eliminated.  

Olive oil and its benefits:  


  • Appetite suppressant : oleic acid is a substance found in olive oil which decreases feelings of hunger and helps fight against snacking.  


  • Anti-cholesterol: Thanks to its antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids , the oil protects against cardiovascular diseases and is an ally in the fight against bad cholesterol.


  • Prevents cardiovascular diseases: The polyphenols it contains help fight against free radicals. The consumption of an olive oil rich in polyphenols made it possible to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) and to lower the bad (LDL), and therefore had a very favorable impact on cardiovascular risk factors. Don't forget that it is interesting to vary the oils (rapeseed, soya, nuts, etc.) when you cook to vary the nutritional value of each one.  


  • Anti-aging: olive oil protects the skin from external aggressions and slows down skin aging.  


  • Moisturizing : both for the skin and for the hair, they provide all their hydration thanks to its fatty acids.  



Questions answers:  


  - Is olive oil less calories than other oils?  

All oils have the same rate of fat and calories . What makes it possible to differentiate olive oil from other oils is its composition and its richness in monounsaturated fatty acids.  

Olive oil (like other oils) contains per 10 g (one tablespoon) 88 calories.  


  • How to cook it?  

You can use it as well for your preparations of starches, proteins or even vegetables. Olive oil can be used equally well in frying, in the pan, in the oven or in sauce on your raw foods. Note: olive oil is resistant to high heat but should not exceed a temperature of 180 ° C (if your oil smokes, this is not a good sign) and the virtues of this oil would break and could even become carcinogenic. .  



Little more: do not abuse olive oil which is still a caloric seasoning. Opt for a tablespoon per meal and if you want to give more flavor to your preparations, favor herbs and spices or even soy sauce. Indeed although the latter is salty, this Japanese sauce contains only 8 calories in a tablespoon (compared to 80 calories for a tablespoon of olive oil). 

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