It is well known that extra virgin olive oil is one of the most beneficial foods for the body. Its properties, including its antioxidant value, strengthening bones and heart care, are just a few of the many reasons to include its consumption throughout the week. To which we too would add another reason: its unmistakable taste.
Submerged in covid-19 crisis, the properties and benefits of EVOO become more important for the proper functioning of the body. Many of us have not left home for more than 30 days, without even moving or enjoying the sun for as long as necessary, so having food that provides us the essential nutrients is essential.
What does EVOO give us during quarantine?
The Mediterranean diet that we are so proud of allows that extra virgin olive oil can be combined in most recipes (not to mention all), achieving that in any meal of the day we can benefit from its properties.
By introducing extra virgin olive oil we also make cardiovascular health achieve the balance we so much need. The sedentary life we lead requires more attention in what we eat. By avoiding fats, sugar, alcohol and providing the necessary dose of polyphenols, we will keep our heart working properly.
In the same way, the skin also benefits from the consumption of extra virgin olive oil. Enjoying the sun is essential to your health, and now that it is difficult to get from it the amount of vitamin D needed, we must take advantage of the nutritional properties that olive juice provides.
EVOO, a natural shield to strengthen the immune system
As Alicia Aguilar and Anna Bach, professors at the Oberta University of Catalonia, point out in their recent research: the most recommended nutritional option during these days at home is to opt for a diet based on foods that provide vitamin D, among which is EVOO. Thanks to its high antioxidant content, they make it the indispensable complement to strengthen our defenses.
Thanks to the ability of EVOO to slow down the oxidation of cells, it has been shown that its polyphenols also act as an antibacterial barrier against intestinal and respiratory infections in humans. Something that in the face of the complicated stage we live is crucial.
Are you eating more and worse these days? Control emotional hunger with EVOO
The stress we’re subjected to at home causes us to neglect. And we’re not just talking about lack of exercise or sleep, but also that we opt for hypercalyric or sugary foods to calm anxiety. Or simply, so as not to get complicated in the moment to cook
From QvExtra! we encourage you to follow a balanced diet based on extra virgin olive oil (characterized by being a satiating food), and to avoid, above all, the pecking between hours. The reason is very simple: living a sedentary life and burning less fat all the extra food we consume would result in overweight at the end of quarantine.