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beneficial effects of olive oil

Beneficial effects of olive oil

The properties of olive oil are many, thanks to the several active ingredients it contains, rich in oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids. Olive oil has an anti-aging function for the skin and bones as it is rich in vitamin E, which protects against decalcification, osteoporosis and fractures. Among the constituents, with vitamin E, beta-carotene (provitamin A) and a series of antioxidant substances, such as phenolic compounds, have great emollient powers for the skin. During adulthood, it is also prevents arterial and heart disorders, and it lowers the cholesterol's level in the blood. All these characteristics make olive oil a perfect ally to take care the cardiovascular system, bones and skin.