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Olive Oil Health Benefits

Updated on June 23, 2011
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Healthy Olive Oil in the Mediterranean Diet

Health-related research tell us that Mediterranean nations and particularly Greece, in which olive oil usage is higher, experience much less coronary heart complications from other regions of the planet where the percentage of the intake of animal fat and other fried foods with unhealthy oils is higher.

 Simply by lowering the amount of animal fats that we eat as well as boosting olive oil within our diet plan,  we get a better safeguard for the protection against various deadly health problems as arteriosclerosis and cardiac arrest.

Why Is Olive Oil Healthy?

Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and it is regarded as a good fatty acid. Scrumptious organic olive oil consists of all of the nutrients from the olive. Olive oil is loaded with various nutrients including polyphenols, the identical healthy substance found in grapes. Plus olive oil contains other antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that could shield you from health problems.When you purchase a high quality olive oil, it will certainly taste superior to other oils, too.

Olive Oil Health Benefits - Natural Source of Vitamin E and K

Olive oil is full of both vitamins E and K. Vitamin E performs a huge part in protecting against heart conditions, Alzheimer's, premature aging, and cancers, especially skin cancer and colon cancer. Vitamin E is also recommended for a better love life. Vitamin K is important for proper blood clotting, protection against brittle bones and cell damage from free radicals.


One of the Best Olive Oil Health Benefits - Better Heart Health

Olive oil helps with many digestive and stomach issues, including stomach ulcers and gallstones. Adding olive oil to our diet is very beneficial to the proper functioning of the digestive tract. It is effective olive oil helps to maintain lower levels of hydrochloric acid within our stomach. Thus, the olive oil assists with the normal function of the digestive tract and decreasing the risk of getting ulcers and other digestive disorders. Regularly consuming olive oil is also very effective against constipation.

Olive oil will help maintain a healthy metabolism.

One of the most exciting health benefits produced by olive oil consist of preventing coronary heart disease, mainly through decreasing bad cholesterol (LDL) even while increasing good cholesterol levels (HDL). Research indicates that individuals consuming two tablespoons of virgin olive oil every day for just 7 days display less oxidation of LDLs and better amounts of antioxidants within their bloodstream.  So it doesn't even take that long to receive the healthy benefits from olive oil!

Last is the unique property of olive oil to dissolve useful nutritents in food that cannot be easily absorbed by the human body.

Olive Oil Health Benefits for Ulcers, Gallstones, Stomach and Digestive Problems

Olive oil helps with many digestive and stomach issues, including stomach ulcers and gallstones. Adding olive oil to our diet is very beneficial to the proper functioning of the digestive tract. It is effective olive oil helps to maintain lower levels of hydrochloric acid within our stomach. Thus, the olive oil assists with the normal function of the digestive tract and decreases the risk of getting ulcers and other digestive disorders. Regularly consuming olive oil is also very effective against constipation.

Some Other Olive Oil Health Benefits

Olive oil will help maintain a healthy metabolism.

Last is the unique property of olive oil to dissolve useful nutrients in food that cannot be easily absorbed by the human body.

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    • Moms-Secret profile image

      Lissette 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I put a link to this hub in my pizza hub. Why write a hub about it when you summed it up so nicely! Thanks.

    • John B Badd profile image

      John B Badd 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Good hub, I did not know thier was a vitamin K. I had to look it up after you mentioned it to find out more lol.

    • judydianne profile image

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Very good hub. Love the Mediterranean diet. Such rich flavors.

    • nifty@50 profile image

      nifty@50 

      8 years ago

      I like to use olive oil in most of the things I cook, and is one of the key reasons why the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest in the world. Great hub!

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      crazykhan 

      8 years ago from Lahore

      nice hub stay in touch

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      coffeesnob 

      8 years ago

      good hub. I have about 2 tsp each day of olive oil. I knew it was a good fat, but I learned some more benefits today, Thanks. It is better quality and I am a bit spoiled and will choose it everytime

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