Health benefits of extra virgin olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil is a staple of the highly regarded Mediterranean diet. Decades of research on the nutritional qualities arising from its high antioxidants and monounsaturated fats have produced a wealth of information on its effects against aging and numerous health conditions. On-going research uncovers new benefits almost on a daily basis.
Extra virgin olive oil:
Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart disease, by lowering blood pressure, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and reduces triglycerides.
Lowers the risk of certain cancers.
Helps control blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes.
May lower risk of depression.
May improve cognitive function.
May protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
May improve bone health.
May reduce chronic inflammation associated with many health conditions.