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Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

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Would you like to add on an extra ingredient in your kitchen that stimulates taste and benefits your health an extra bit ? Then introduce olive oil to all your cooking recipes and see what the traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin is blessed with.

Olive oil is a healthy oil because of its high content of mono unsaturated fat (mainly oleic acid) and polyphenols. Here is the list of all its health benefits. Explore the natural oil that can prevent even deadly diseases like cancer.

Health Benefits of olive oil:

  • It has been estimated that virgin olive oil is beneficial for heart patients. Antioxidants in extra virgin olive oil lowers bad cholesterol.
  • Olive oil is easy to digest. Extra virgin olive oil is less in calories that prevents you from gaining extra pounds.
  • Unsaturated fats in olive oil reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and other circulatory ailments.
  • As olive oil is easy to digest, it prevents constipation. Olive oil flushes out toxins and promotes healthy functioning of the digestive tract.
  • Use extra virgin olive oil for cooking. It reduces ulcers and also cures gastritis.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids in virgin olive oil lowers blood pressure. It is a good medicine for heart patients.
  • The mono-saturated fats in olive oil also protects the body from diabetes. If you are suffering from arthritis or asthma, include olive oil in your daily diet.
  • To slower your aging process start having olive oil. This oil is rich in Vitamin A, E, B1, B2, C, D, and iron. Vitamin E and fatty acids moisturize the skin and protects it from getting wrinkles.

These are few health benefits of olive oil. Include this oil in your diet for a long and healthy life.

Story first published: Friday, April 6, 2012, 16:46 [IST]
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