It has become well known that olive oil is very good for your health. Here are a few facts that explain why.
Olive oil is very easily digested with the vitamins being totally absorbed. Only human breast milk is more easily digested by the human body. The make up of fat in breast milk is similar to that in olive oil.
The consumption of olive oil reduces the concentration of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in the blood without decreasing the level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Olive oil also reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood. Along with cholesterol triglycerides are a cause of arterial blockages. Consequently olive oil is a good preventative against heart attacks.
Olive oil is known to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Therefore reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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%. Similarly it protects against stomach cancer as well as improving liver function and helps the liver detoxify substances.
Olive oil assists in the maintenance of bone thickness and protects against osteoporosis.
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.
Olive oil should also be included in the treatment of diabetes.