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Olive Oil Is Good For Our Health, We All Know; But It Also Has These 9 Side Effects

By: Shubham Ghosh

Olive oil is known to be one of the healthiest oils for preparing food as well as wellness products. But, that is not the entire story. Olive oil also comes with a number of side effects that can leave a damaging effect on your health.

So, it is important to be a little cautious when consuming this oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree.

It is also important to increase the water intake to balance out the side effects of olive oil consumption.

Here, we've listed 9 such side effects of olive oil for our health, read on:


1. Inflammation:

The fat content in this oil increases the possibility of inflammation. The high percentage of oleic acid in olive oil releases lipopolysaccharides in the bloodstream and more their presence in the blood, more is the inflammation.


2. Diarrhoea:

Over consumption of olive oil can lead to gastrointestinal problems like diarrhoea because of its high fat content.


3. Saturated Fat:

Olive oil has a high content of monounsaturated fat, which means 14% unsaturated fat and 120 calories. Just two teaspoons of olive oil in one meal leads to the consumption of a large amount of fatty acids and they can increase the chances of a lot of ailments like obesity, heart attack, cancer, etc.


4. Fall In Blood Pressure:

Studies have shown that too much consumption of olive oil can lead to a huge fall in blood pressure and this can result in further health complications.


5. Trans-Fat:

Processed olive which is partially hydrogenated is not healthy, as the hydrogenation affects the molecular structure of the olives and reduces the healthy content in them like omega-3 fatty acids. This leads to a rise in bad cholesterol level in the blood and the final result - cardiovascular diseases.


6. Bad For Obese People:

Too much ingestion of olive oil can block the gallbladder and cause gall stones. Besides, the high fat content in olive oil can also lead to increase in body weight.


7. Adverse Impact On Blood Pressure Levels:

Consuming olive oil can lead to a negative effect on medications that maintain blood pressure level. It can also lead to an increased thinning of blood.


8. Allergies:

For those who are easily susceptible to allergies, olive oil can cause severe allergies like dermatitis, respiratory allergies, etc.


9. Not Good For Skin:

Too much intake of olive oil can cause problems for your skin as well. It can lead to skin rashes, acne, etc., when consumed in a large quanity.

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Story first published: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:30 [IST]
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