The Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Olive oil has been attributed to being able to:
- Prevent cardiovascular problems
- Lower bad cholesterol levels
- Prevent weight gain
- Improve metabolism
- Promote anti inflammation
- Promote anti-aging
- Fortify cell walls
- Prevent gallstone formation
Olive oil is rich with monounsaturated fatty acids and causes a decline in bad cholesterol levels. It has also been considered helpful in the prevention of colon and breast cancer in many studies.
Extra virgin olive oil is abundant in oleic acid and antioxidant polyphenols, which makes it MUCH healthier than other vegetable oils.
Olive oil is rich in vitamin K, vitamin E, multiple antioxidants, no carbs and cholesterol.
Olive oil reduces LDL cholesterol and has over 40 antioxidants that combat the destructive oxidation process in the body.
The Phenols present in the olive oil are known for the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They can relieve inflammation by inhibiting the production of pathogenic bacteria.
The Phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effects of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can help decrease the risk of breast cancer.