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Health benefits of Olive Oil ?

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Asked by ignoreme, 09 Nov '10 12:34 pm
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The health benefits of olive oil have been recognised by many ancient physicians like Hippocrates, Galen, Dioscorides, and Diocles. In recent years, modern doctors and nutritionists have realised that extra virgin olive oil, particularly, contributes significant nutritional value to human health.

You should not be too surprised if you read that people in the Mediterranean region, where the bulk of olive oil is produced and enthusiastically consumed, have reaped immense health benefits from olive oil.
Olive Oil and Cholesterol

* Researchers at the University of Minnesota, for one, have discovered that while Greek, Cretan and other Mediterranean men consumed almost as much dietary fat as Americans, they had much lower rates of heart disease. The difference was attributed to the Mediterraneans consumption of extra virgin olive oil, which is largely monounsaturated fat.
* Researchers at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain found in a study that a diet rich in extra v ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 09 Nov '10 02:51 pm

 
  
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LDL cholesterol is bad type of cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart attacks and pulmonary heart disease. Extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in almost 40 anti-oxidant chemicals, helps reduce the oxidation effects of LDL. Medical experts suggest that it is much difficult to gain excess weight from mono-saturated fats present in olive oil. Experiments involving Mediterranean olive oil have shown positive results with regards to reduction in human body weight. Olive oil boosts metabolism and the growth of good bone structure and brain development in children. It is an excellent source of vitamin E, beneficial for older people. Olive oil is known to aid in digestive process. It is used as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and for good bowel movement. Rich in anti-oxidants, olive oil slackens the natural aging process of human body. Used in cosmetic products and natural herbal therapy, olive oil does wonders for the skin, which gets a natural shine and glow from the e ...more
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 09 Nov '10 12:39 pm

 
  
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I Donot know much more ...
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 09 Nov '10 04:19 pm

 
  
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It nourishes the skin and makes it smooth and fair.
Answered by vijaykumar Srivastava, 09 Nov '10 02:05 pm

 
  
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Olive oil gora banata hai
Answered by vansh, 09 Nov '10 12:47 pm

 
  
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Reduce the cholesterol level, to helps easily digest
Answered by ala, 09 Nov '10 12:37 pm

 
  
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