Olive OilOlive oil is one of the most valuable and useful herbal remedies known for its numerous therapeutic effects. Those who are interested in healthy nutrition and are wondering about health benefits of olive oil may know that it is rich in natural antioxidants which protect us against cancer and slow down aging processes in our tissues. Also, this natural product contains great amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids which assist us in lowering LDL cholesterol levels in blood, help lowering blood pressure, improving metabolism and preventing weight gain.

The Telegraph reports that, according to the latest research of French nutritionists, olive oil can be a great solution for the elderly to improve their health and protect themselves from such a common disease as stroke. During the survey, the records and medical histories of 7,625 people aged 60+ were analyzed by the specialists from the University of Bordeaux, France. The records allowed categorizing people as “active”, “moderate” or “indifferent” users of olive oil in the daily diet. Besides, such factors as body mass, daily activities and others were considered. It turned out that those who consume olive oil (for salad dressing, cooking or simply on bread) have up to 41% lower chances to suffer from stroke later in the life.

Stroke is so common in older people and olive oil would be an inexpensive and easy way to help prevent it. Our research suggests that a new set of dietary recommendations should be issued to prevent stroke in people 65 and older,” underlines Dr C├ęcilia Samieri, an author of the study and the report published recently in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the UK, every year about 120,000 people suffer from stroke. By adding olive oil to your daily diet, you can prevent arterial clogging, and it is very important that this product can be considered a cheap and affordable alternative to other various methods for stroke prevention.


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