Olive oil – We all know it, but are you aware that you treasure on the kitchen a counter!
Lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL). Raises levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Lowers blood pressure. Helps prevent heart disease and stroke. Works against constipation, due to the secretion of gastric juices acceleration and increased bowel activity. Stabilizes blood sugar levels. Keeps the skin supple!
Olive oil helps in the process of cleaning the body of toxins (for that you should drink in the morning on an empty stomach squeezed lemon juice with a tablespoon of good quality olive oil and half a cup of warm water). Helps prevent osteoporosis because that improves the absorption of calcium in the bones. Improves memory. Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
A tablespoon of olive oil contains:
Calories – 199 kcal
Fat – 13.5 g
Saturated fat – 2 g
Monounsaturated fat – 10 g
Polyunsaturated fat – 1.5 g
Vitamin E – 2 mg
In olive oil, no carbohydrates, protein and fiber.