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Olive oil benefits

Olive oil is used in a lot of different dishes and as a dressing. Thankfully along with the great flavour, there are number of benefits and properties which we detail below.

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Olive Oil is a natural antioxidant thanks to the large quantities of polyphenols contained within it.

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The fact that it contains oleic acid means that it helps our bodies to regulate cholesterol levels.

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The fact that it contains oleic acid means that it helps our bodies to regulate cholesterol levels.

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Olive oil also helps our blood circulation which reduces the likelihood of blood clots.

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This oil also helps our bodies to regulate blood glucose levels.

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Olive Oil can also protect the body from certain types of cancer. Breast cancer is said to have a lower incident rate in countries like Spain because they consume a lot of olive oil.

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Olive Oil can also protect the body from certain types of cancer. Breast cancer is said to have a lower incident rate in countries like Spain because they consume a lot of olive oil.

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Olive oil has a laxative effect which means its effective against constipation.

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If you apply it directly to your skin it's a very effective method of hydration.

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Olive oil also regulates the amount of calcium in your system which helps to combat osteoporosis.

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Using olive oil regularly also reduces microbial activity and with it your risk of infections lowers.

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Using olive oil regularly also reduces microbial activity and with it your risk of infections lowers.

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