THE TOP 4 HEALTH BEN­E­FITS OF EX­TRA VIR­GIN OLIVE OIL

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outdoor Inspiratio­n -

1 CAR­DIO­VAS­CU­LAR HEALTH: Ex­tra vir­gin olive oil does not con­tain trans fats – which are fats that can be dam­ag­ing to your heart health.

2 WEIGHT CON­TROL: The Mediter­ranean di­etary pat­tern, which in­cludes ex­tra vir­gin olive oil as the main fat, has been as­so­ci­ated with a lower Body Mass In­dex (BMI) and re­duced lev­els of obe­sity.

3 IN­FLAM­MA­TION: Ex­tra vir­gin olive oil con­tains sev­eral bioac­tives that can slow down in­flam­ma­tion, in­clud­ing oleo­can­thal (unique to ex­tra vir­gin olive oil) which has been shown to work in a sim­i­lar way to ibupro­fen.

4 PRO­TEC­TION FROM AGE­ING: Ex­tra vir­gin olive oil con­tains high lev­els of nat­u­ral an­tiox­i­dants such as vi­ta­min E, which can help pre­vent cell dam­age caused by free rad­i­cals.

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