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Why are polyphenols a key component of the oil?
When we talk about the benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we refer to its components. Polyphenols are one of the most important. The amount of polyphenols will vary according to the quality of the oil, so if we choose Extra Virgin we make sure we are taking advantage of the maximum possible polyphenols.
What are polyphenols?
Polyphenols are a set of micronutrients present in most foods of plant origin. They have been endorsed for having multiple health benefits, mainly for the cardiovascular system. On many occasions they talk about their positive effects on health and the infinite advantages of consuming them, due to the impact of their compounds on our system. Polyphenols are not considered necessary for our body, such as vitamins or other types of nutrients, but they favor it to a great extent.
What are polyphenols for?
The benefits of polyphenols are multiple. These micronutrients are mainly characterized by being antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components. In addition, they reduce the production of free radicals, molecules that accelerate oxidation and aging. Today, the consumption of ultra-processed, stress and lack of sleep, cause changes in our body such as swelling, the feeling of heaviness and the acceleration of aging. Polyphenols help reduce these symptoms. In addition, they help fight disease, stabilize blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance. Its effect on our cells also favors and helps neurodegenerative diseases.
In what foods are polyphenols found?
Foods rich in polyphenols should be present in our diet since consuming them is helping our body to optimize its functions, to protect us from possible diseases, to regulate it and to delay aging. Fruits, vegetables, tea or coffee are some of the foods that enjoy their antioxidant quality. It must be borne in mind that the higher the quality of the product, the more polyphenols and the higher quality they will be. Do you know which are the foods that contain polyphenols?
Foods with polyphenols:
Olive oil polyphenols: The polyphenol content in olive oil is one of the keys why we call our EVOO, our liquid gold. Loaded with polyphenols, Verde Esmeralda Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a source of quality polyphenols.
Grapes, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate and blueberries
Vegetables like beets and eggplant
Vegetables: tomato, onion, garlic and peppers.
Legumes: lentils, beans, peas and soybeans.
Wheat and other whole grains.
Nuts and seeds.
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