Olive oil is the headline of the Mediterranean diet!
It has a numerous health benefits ranging from blood pressure and pain reduction to minimizing the risk of various cancers.
Experts recommend we should consume two to three tablespoons per day. Greece has the highest intake of olive oil per person in the world.
The last 50 years there have been many studies all over the world looking into the benefits that olive oil has for the health.
We’ll mention some of the most important below:
1.People who consume olive oil regularly are much less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, stroke and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
2.It helps to reduce problems in the internal walls of blood vessels, thrombosis and carbohydrate metabolism.
3.It helps in lowering the risk of depression.
4.It can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
5.It protects us against ulcerative colitis.
6.Extra-virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s disease, due to oleocanthal which is a natural phenol found in extra-virgin olive oil and it has the potential to reduce the risk of the disease or relative neurodegenerative dementia.
7.Extra-virgin olive oil helps prevent acute pancreatitis.
8.It also protects liver.
This text contains information about the benefits of olive oil and not medical advice.