Protects Heart Health
Studies have found that high monounsaturated fat diets lower LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol an lower triglycerides better than lower-fat, higher-carb diets do. Thanks to powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, extra virgin oil is considered an anti-inflmmatory food and cardiovascular protector.
Helps Fight Cancer
According to a 2004 study published in the European Journal Of Cancer Prevention, olives and olive oil contain antioxidants in abundance. They are some of the best high antioxidant foods. Olives contain acteosides, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and phenyl propionic acids.
Helps With Weight Loss & Obesity Prevention
Eating plenty of healthy fats is a key element in controlling excess insullin, a hormone that controls blood sugar levels, makes us gain weight and keeps the weight packed on despite us cutting calories and exercising more
Supports Brain Health
The brain is largely made up of fatty acids and we require a moderately high level on a daily basis to perform tasks, regulate our moods and think clearly. Olive oil helps fight age-related congitive decline because it protects against inflammation, oxidative stress and ADDLs, proteins tha are toxic to the brain than can trigger dementia or Alzheimer's disease.