Olive Oil In Sports And Dietary Nutrition
Olive oil has a 150-year history and can be proud of its traditions. The taste, aroma, and composition of this unique product are constantly being improved. But the high quality of this oil, made from selected olives from the Mediterranean, remains unchanged. Excellent raw materials, mixing of different tastes and aromas, cold pressing, all result in the preservation of vitamins, microelements, and other useful substances. All this makes the oil indispensable in dietary, sports and medical nutrition. If you want to lose weight or keep a slim figure without diets and other restrictions, including olive oil in your diet. Due to the high content of omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil normalizes hormones, the violation of which leads to weight gain. Cold-pressed olive oil has a positive effect on the digestive system, reduces the level of acidity in the stomach, treats ulcers and gastritis, cleanses the gallbladder and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. By the way, this product is better absorbed in the morning, nourishing the body from the inside with useful components and contributing to the normalization of the metabolism.
It is no coincidence that people in the Mediterranean countries like to have breakfast with olive oil, adding it to salads and snacks. Mediterranean cuisine is considered the most useful since its main ingredients are fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, seafood, and greens. Mediterranean housewives use olive oil for dressing and frying, add it to marinades, and grease bread and tortillas with it. The diet in the Mediterranean cuisine is extremely balanced, it provides the body with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fatty acids, and fiber. Eating this way, you can maintain your health at a decent level to a great old age and lose weight without hard diets, while maintaining youth and beauty. Olive oil is an excellent addition to the daily menu due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids. They are also called the rescue team that protects our skin and arteries. Olive oil is also rich in tocopherols, better known as vitamin E, which is considered one of the indispensable companions of youth and beauty.
As for the monounsaturated fats that make up olive oil, the most valuable is oleic acid. The content of oleic acid has a positive effect on a number of medical indicators. For example, the level of total cholesterol and LDL (low density of lipoproteins) in the blood, the levels of "bad" and "good" cholesterol and reduces the risk of developing heart disease. Due to the special chemical composition with a predominant concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids and an ideal balance of polyunsaturated. In addition to a discrete amount of vitamin E and the presence of small compounds such as polyphenols, extra virgin olive oil is indispensable in the diet of athletes. Also, it can be used during post-operative rehabilitation as an additional cure. Before training, it is ideal to add olive oil to ready meals and make the taste of the light salad, pasta, white meat or fish more saturated.