OIL AND HEALTH
Extra virgin olive oil, the main element in the Mediterranean diet, is a complete and essential food that helps to maintaining the body in good shape and efficiency, at any age. The presence of vitamin E, powerful antioxidant, is able to face free radicals, which determine the ageing of the organism.
The high quality oil ‘Barile’ is the excellence of extra virgin olive oil.
In fact, it is low in saturated fat, which increase the level of cholesterol in the blood, the oil Barile is rich in monounsaturated fats and contains essential polyunsaturated fats which influence positively our body. For this reason the extra virgin olive oil is synonym of taste and health all over the world.
A new branch of modern medicine is the ‘nutriceutica’.
The food becomes the main remedy to cure diseases and maintain the psycho-physical and social well being. It is not simply enough to reduce the quantity of fat in the diet, but there is always a greater need to provide consumers specific suggestions regarding the single type of fat and means to take them.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in antioxidants. The principal source of fat is constituted by the extra-virgin olive oil: poor in saturated fats and rich in antioxidant molecules (particularly phenols). It have been proved that a constant use of polyphenols of extra-virgin olive gives beneficial effects on health.