olive oilIt is very interesting that, just like cavalcade of fashion or social trends, the most common diet and nutrition trends also tend to change so fast nowadays. If several years ago such tendencies as eating “green” or choosing ethnic foods were the most common choices for all fans of healthy nutrition, nowadays eating the foods rich in antioxidants (like green tea or dark chocolate) or unsaturated acids (like oily fish or high quality best olive oil) are being promoted the most. That is why people around the world tend to use more and more of those healthy foods in their daily diet.

Olive oil is a great natural product which can make your vegetable salad, fish fingers or stewed vegetable dishes taste great. It is produced from olives by cold pressing, solvent or vacuum extraction and other pressing technologies. Best olive oil benefits are derived from high content of such unsaturated acids as linolenic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid which play a role for our excellent cardiovascular health. Actually, using high quality olive oil is linked to numerous important health benefits, which have very strong scientific support and briefly can be put to the following.

  • Rich in antioxidants and unsaturated acids, best olive oil is among the best natural solutions to lower the risks of various types of cancer. The scientists at Cornell University in New York published the findings proving an important role of olive oil in cancer prevention. Cancer (mainly breast, colon and lung cancer) is currently the second common cause of death in women.
  • Numerous studies and researches carried out by leading scientists of the world have proven excellent effects of high quality olive oil for our cardiovascular health. best olive oilConsuming foods rich in unsaturated fats can help prevent atherosclerotic plaque formation, this way lowering the chances of coronary heart disease, which can cause a stroke or a heart attack. American nutritionists say that using 2 tablespoons of best olive oil can provide us with maximum of heart benefits.
  • The specialists from American Diabetes Association point on the fact that a regular consumption of high quality olive oil helps in controlling and managing type 2 diabetes. By adding olive oil to our daily diet we have lowered blood glucose levels which is very much advantageous for those who suffer from diabetes.
  • Recently it was found out that a regular consumption of best olive oil is linked to lower chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A group of scientists at Northwestern University and Monell Chemical Senses Center carried out a research and found out that natural compounds that can be found in olive oil have a great potential for treating and preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.



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