What are the health benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil is mainly originated from the Mediterranean region and is obtained by  compressing fresh olives ,it is available all round the year.

The many benefits of this amazing oil are vast and plentiful, which is the main reason for it’s global success.

The Virgin oil contain high level of antioxidants and polyphenols which have been linked to improved vitality and Health.

Whatever is good will certainly have something of benefit to offer, below are some of the health benefits that olive oil  provide to the body.

🔹May help control obesity and  type 2 diabetes.

A study had revealed how a component of olive oil can reduce the feelings of hunger, meaning that it could prevent you from over eating,a research conducted in Syracuse University discovered that a small molecule in the oil can disrupt hunger pathway.

This same molecule can influence how the body senses and utilise energy,this researchers believe it could lead to a treatment of conditions that affect energy balance like diabetes and Obesity.

🔹May help to promote Healthy hair and skin.

Olive oil is rich in Vitamins E, which is an important factor for skin health,it protect the skin from harmful effects of free radicals.

Regular consumption and use of olive oil can improve the condition and the physical appearance of the hair and skin,it’s antioxidants and Vitamin A & E encourage the removal of impurities from beneath the skin resulting in a healthier and glowing appearance.

🔹May help in fighting depression.

People who use olive oil are less likely to develop depression,on the other hand, people who use high amount of trans fats in fast food,fast food restaurants and mass produced food cakes are more likely to develop depression.

Studies had it that people who regularly use trans fats are 46% more likely to develop depression than those that use  olive oil .

🔹It may help to improve the digestive health.

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and polyphenols which increases it’s ability to improve cellular health
While reducing inflammation in the body,the healthy oil stimulates peptide production to encourage Healthy digestion and improve nutrient absorption.

🔹May help to keep the bone healthy.

Osteoporosis is a condition that is common among the older adults, people who regularly consume olive oil have stronger bone than those who do not.
Vitamin K in olive oil is an important factor for healthy bone,it stimulate bone mass increase.
Also it protect neurons in the brain from damage which may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

🔹May help lower the risk of cancer.

Regularly incorporating olive oil the diet and eliminating the uses of saturated fat may significantly lower the risk of developing breast, colorectal and respiratory cancers.
It is equally important to know that olive oil may help reduce the risk of breast cancer,hydroxytyrosol – a major component of olive oil which may help prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal Women .

🔹May help to lower blood pressure.

Regular consumption of olive oil along with a diet that is low in saturated fat can help to reduce hypertension, help to regulate blood pressure

One study in Spain found that people who use olive oil often have less chance of developing heart disease including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and stroke.

🔹May help to improve the heart Health.

Studies had shown that elderly people using Mediterranean olive oil  for their cooking, baking or salad have a 41% lower probability of having stroke than those who do not use olive oil in general.

Olive oil may help to lower bad cholesterol ( LDL) levels,may help to slow down heart aging process,the antioxidant help offer protection against red blood cells damage.

🔹May help to reduce metabolic syndrome.

metabolic syndrome patient who regularly consume olive oil are able to reduce their risk of the disease.

This healthy oil possesses antioxidant,anti- inflammatory,anti-hypertensive, and anti-tumor properties, you can include it in your regular diet for cooking purpose.

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