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<h2><a class=”chartbeat-section” name=”TOC_TITLE_HDR_2″></a>Olive Oil Is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats</h2>

Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree.

About 14% of the oil is saturated fat, whereas 11% is polyunsaturated, such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. But the predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content.

Studies suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. Monounsaturated fats are also quite resistant to high heat, making extra virgin olive oil a healthy choice for cooking.


<h2><a class=”chartbeat-section” name=”TOC_TITLE_HDR_3″></a>Olive Oil Contains Large Amounts of Antioxidants</h2>

Extra virgin olive oil is fairly nutritious. Apart from its beneficial fatty acids, it contains modest amounts of vitamins E and K. But olive oil is also loaded with powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are biologically active and may reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

They also fight inflammation and help protect your blood cholesterol from oxidation — two benefits that may lower your risk of heart disease


<h2>Olive Oil May Help Prevent Strokes</h2>

Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to your brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding. In developed nations, stroke is the second most common cause of death, right behind heart disease. The relationship between olive oil and stroke risk has been studied extensively.


<h2>Olive Oil May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk</h2>

Olive oil appears to be highly protective against type 2 diabetes. Several studies have linked olive oil to beneficial effects on blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. A randomized clinical trial in 418 healthy people recently confirmed the protective effects of olive oil.

In this study, a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by over 40%.


<h2>Olive Oil Is Protective Against Heart Disease</h2>

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world.

Observational studies conducted a few decades ago showed that heart disease is less common in Mediterranean countries. This led to extensive research on the Mediterranean diet, which has now been shown to significantly reduce heart disease risk.

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the key ingredients in this diet, protecting against heart disease in several ways.

It lowers inflammation, protects “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidation, improves the lining of your blood vessels and may help prevent excessive blood clotting. Interestingly, it has also been shown to lower blood pressure, which is one of the strongest risk factors for heart disease and premature death. In one study, olive oil reduced the need for blood pressure medication by 48%

<strong>Dozens — if not hundreds — of studies indicate that extra virgin olive oil has powerful benefits for your heart.</strong>

If you have heart disease, a family history of heart disease or any other major risk factor, you may want to include plenty of extra virgin olive oil in your diet.


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