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OLIVE OIL

HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

  • Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats
  • Contains large amounts of antioxidants, that may reduce your risk of chronic diseases
  • Strong anti-Inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is thought to be a leading driver of diseases such as cancer, health disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even obesity
  • May help prevent strokes
  • Protective against heart disease. The antioxidants in olive oil may help fight inflammation and help protect your blood cholesterol from oxidations – two benefits that may lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Olive Oil may be highly protective against type 2 diabetes, when combined with a Mediterranean diet. Consumption may help reduce joint pain in arthritic conditions. Beneficial effects are greatly increased when combined with fish oil

What type of olive oil? 

Choose the extra virgin olive oil.

It is the fresh juice squeezed directly from the olive fruit. Its natural and not refined or extracted using chemical or heat, leaving it high in natural antioxidants and healthy fats which are beneficial for health.

So, make good quality extra virgin olive oil part of your everyday diet. It has powerful antioxidants and benefits your heart, brain, joints and more..

 

 

References

  1. Panagiotakos, D. B., et al. (2006). “Association between the prevalence of obesity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study.” Nutrition 22(5): 449-456.
  2. Perez-Martinez, P., et al. (2011). “Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus.” Current Pharmaceutical Design 17(8): 769-777.
  3. Panagiotakos, D. B., et al. (2006). “Association between the prevalence of obesity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study.” Nutrition 22(5): 449-456.
  4. Perez-Martinez, P., et al. (2011). “Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus.” Current Pharmaceutical Design 17(8): 769-777.
  5. Waterman E, Lockwood B. Active components and clinical applications of olive oil. Alternat Med Rev 2007;12(4):331–42.