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Olive oil health benefits

Olive oil is advertised as being healthy for you but what real benefits will you find if it’s regularly part of your diet? We’re talking about the oil produced when whole olives are pressed, which is the same oil used in cosmetics, medicine and to power some traditional lamps.

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According to leading research the low rate of cardiovascular diseases in the Mediterranean is partly attributed to olive oil. It’s a stable of the Mediterranean diet that helps to lower the chances of high blood pressure and stroke.

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Regular intake of olive oil helps reduce inflammation, thrombosis and carbohydrate metabolism too.

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Regular intake of olive oil helps reduce inflammation, thrombosis and carbohydrate metabolism too.

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We all know that frying our food isn’t a great choice to make but using olive oil when we fry is better than using other types of oil. In fact scientific evidence shows that where large quantities of fried food cooked with olive oil are consumed, the risk of coronary heart disease or death is not increased.

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Consuming regular quantities of olive oil can also lower your chance of suffering a stroke. Using it to cook, pouring it over salads or consuming it with bread can help you stay health. Studies show a 41% lower risk compared with those who don’t use it.

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A study of volunteers over a 6 year period concluded that those who consumed trans fats regularly rather than dietary fats found in olive oil have a great chance of suffering from depression.

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A study of volunteers over a 6 year period concluded that those who consumed trans fats regularly rather than dietary fats found in olive oil have a great chance of suffering from depression.

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The results of a study in Barcelona in Spain found that virgin olive oil protects the body against breast cancer, which is in contrast with other vegetable oils.

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Studies in Japan concluded that olive oil helps your body to maintain healthy cholesterol levels too.

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Studies in Japan concluded that olive oil helps your body to maintain healthy cholesterol levels too.

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