Olive Oil, The Secret of Health

It is known worldwide that olive oil acts as a shield of protection regarding our health, when taking into account cardiovascular diseases, cancer, even diabetes and other diseases. More and more research is being done which shows the great value of olive oil as a perfect food for man.

Bad Cholesterol: The consumption of olive oil instead of other fats or oils reduces the concentration of LDL cholesterol in the blood without deceasing the levels of HDL, the so-called “bad” and “good” cholesterol respectively!

Triglycerides: It has been shown that olive oil reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood. A collection of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood can block the arteries which transport oxygen to the brain and heart. In general, olive oil protects against heart diseases.

Hypertension: Olive oil reduces blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic. Therefore it decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Cancer: Recent studies have shown that olive oil consumption can slow down breast cancer and other types of cancer. A balanced diet with olive oil and vegetables can reduce the chances of the appearance of cancer by 75%.

Gastrointestinal System: Recent research shows that olive oil in conjunction with a healthy diet (vegetables, little meat etc.):

  • protects against cancer of the stomach

  • makes the liver work better

  • helps the liver to detoxify poisonous substances

Osteoporosis: Olive oil assists in the maintenance of bone thickness and protects against osteoporosis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Olive oil consumption reduces the chances of the appearance of this condition by 75%, especially with a balanced diet and the consumption of more fish.

Diabetes: Olive oil should also be included in the treatment of diabetes.

Olive oil is easily digested. The human body absorbs the vitamins contained in this natural product. Research has proved that only breast milk can be digested more easily by the human body! The make up of fat in breast milk is similar to that in olive oil.



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