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Everyone knows that the extra virgin olive oil is a basic component of the Mediterranean diet as it is the most important source of fat. Today we want to look at what are the beneficial functions of this food so common especially in Italy.
Olive oil is considered one of the foods that give the largest contribution to nutrient level. It is characterized by high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fat. Another characterizing aspect of this food is the presence of vitamin E, with antioxidant properties.
Finally we must not underestimate the role of olive oil as a condiment, especially for vegetables, which helps to increase palatability and improve the flavor.nce of antioxidants, olive oil could have a beneficial role of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease and other chronic diseases.*
*from: "Lineamenti di dietoterapia e nutrizione clinica".