Olive Oil and Health

HEART
Cardiovascular Disease
Our heart naturally begins to deteriorate with age.Researchers recently discovered that endothelial function of the arteries in the elderly can be improved by the consumption of monounsaturated fats, such as extra virgin olive oil.

Olive Oil and Health 
Cholesterol
Just two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day has shown to help lower total cholesterol by helping to reduce LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Even more, it has shown to help improve HDL cholesterol, thus improving the critical balance between LDL and HDL.

Olive Oil and Health 
Blood Pressure
Extra virgin olive oil has shown to help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. one study showed that four tablespoons of olive oil a day reduced the need for blood pressure medication in participants.

BONES
Osteoporosis
Extra virgin olive oil consumption can help improve bone mineralization and calcification. It helps the body absorb calcium, which is a key player in preventing osteoporosis, aiding in thickening the bones.

BRAIN
Depression
According to researchers, a diet rich in olive oil can protect from mental illness, including depression. Fat serves as an important building block for cell membranes. As such it acts as padded protection for organs and cells as well as nerve insulation. In fact, fat comprises 60% of the brain.
Stroke
A new study showed that participants who cooked with and consumed olive oil had a 41 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those that did not use olive oil at all.

SKIN
Skin Cancer
Along with a Mediterranean diet, extra virgin olive oil has shown to contribute to the prevention of the dangerous form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. The antioxidant properties of extra virgin olive oil help to counter the oxidation from the sun.

 
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