What are benefits of OLIVE OIL ?
In those Mediterranean countries where olive oil is consumed a lot, (such as Greece, Italy, and Spain), there is a low incidence of cardiovascular disease. The mild vegetable mucilage in olive oil helps protect your bodys digestive tract.
2)Olive oil has shown beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis
Using olive oil as main dressing oil helps preventing constipation and in general maintains the digestive tract in good health.
3) Olive oil helps to reduce blood pressure
A study was done in 2002 that showed that Virgin Olive Oil might help with lowering cholesterol. (See: Effects of an onion-olive oil maceration product containing essential ingredients of the Mediterranean diet on blood pressure and blood fluidity). The results? After one week of taking olive oil daily (minus any good foods and drinks or fatty foods), the blood tests showed that the participants had higher levels of phenol and Vitamin E in their bodi ...more
Because olive oil is primarily composed of monounsaturated fats, it can help you lower cholesterol and prevent the hardening of arteries better than alternative (and typically less flavorful) cooking oils.
Olive oil also appears to help the Omega-3 found in oily fish and other foods to perform its functions in your body properly. So when you cook fish (especially oily fish) in olive oil, you are doing yourself a double favor, by eating the nutrient-rich oily fish as well as the olive oil that helps you reap a ...more