At Una Bella Salute we believe in “Beautiful Health” and encourage its use in everyday diets.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been known for centuries to be very good for you in many ways. It is high in antioxidants and is a “good” fat.

Below are some olive oil health facts.


Cardiovascular Disease

Olive oil helps lower levels of blood cholesterol leading to heart disease.

Breast Cancer

The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence. Squalene and lignans are among the other olive oil components being studied for their possible effects on cancer.


It has been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower ``bad`` low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although the reasons are still not fully clear, recent studies have proved that people with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.

Prevents Strokes

According to a new study from France, older individuals who consume olive oil daily may be able to protect themselves from strokes. The results showed that the ``intensive`` users of olive oil, those that used for both cooking and dressings had a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to those that did not use olive oil at all.


Although high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.


Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, long thought to minimize cancer risk. Among plant oils, olive oil is the highest in monounsaturated fat, which doesn't oxidize in the body, and it's low in polyunsaturated fat, the kind that does oxidize.

Blood Pressure

Recent studies indicate that regular consumption of olive oil can help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.


A high consumption of olive oil appears to improve bone mineralization and clarification. It helps calcium absorption and so plays an important role in aiding sufferers and in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis.


At Una Bella Salute we believe in “Beautiful Health” and encourage its use in everyday diets.

Having its origin in Italy, Balsamic Vinegar is thick, aromatic, syrup-like vinegar that is prepared by the process of cooked grape reduction.  The pressed grape juice is then ages for about three to twelve years.  This sweet vinegar can provide many health benefits.

Below are some balsamic vinegar health facts.



When oxidation takes place in your body, energy is produced. This energy hampers the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are known to destroy cell membranes. They also manifest in premature aging, which hardens your arterial walls. The antioxidants found in balsamic vinegar destroy the free radicals and as a result, protecting your cells from destruction. The balsamic vinegar has also been seen to slow the process of aging.

Fighting Cancer

The grapes that are used in the formation of balsamic vinegar contain quercetin, which is a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Along with having vitamin C, the antioxidant also strengthens your immune system thereby making it easy for you to fight infections, inflammation and even cancer.

Reducing Heart Attack Risk

Since balsamic vinegar contains low cholesterol and saturated fat, it is not harmful to your health, more so to the heart. Substituting dressings that have high cholesterol levels with balsamic vinegar will improve your heart health because unwanted fats won't deposit in your blood vessels. What's more, balsamic vinegar contains low sodium and this means reduced blood pressure and enhanced heart health.

Pain Reliever

Balsamic vinegar was used in ancient times to relieve people of pain. People suffering from headaches and migraines can also find relief from their agony by taking some balsamic vinegar. This vinegar can also be used to treat infections and wounds as it has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Digestion Promotion

Balsamic vinegar also contains polyphenols which stimulate the pepsin enzyme activity in your body. Pepsin is a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins into amino acids. Moreover, they assist your intestines to expeditiously absorb amino acids. Efficient absorption of amino acids makes it easy for your body to utilize repair and build cells. It also helps in the maintenance of the body's work.

Weight Loss

Balsamic vinegar can also be used as dressing for salads hence a wonderful substitute for fatty acids like mayonnaise. Since this vinegar also contains calories that only come from the grapes' sugar content, it makes for a good weight control substitute. Balsamic vinegar is also known to keep you feeling full and for longer. Therefore, you will eat less food hence controlling your weight.

Diabetes Control

Research conducted revealed that consuming about three to four balsamic vinegar tablespoons will enhance your insulin sensitivity. The higher your insulin sensitivity is, the better your chances of controlling diabetes.

Bone Health

Acetic and pepsin help improve the absorption of important minerals into your body like magnesium and calcium. These two minerals are important in the formation of strong and healthy bones. Balsamic vinegar is a great source of both minerals.
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