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Health Benefits of Olive Oil – EVOO

Because I worked in the industry for years I read a lot of articles about the health benefits extra virgin olive oil might have on our health.

While it is not enough to use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on a daily basis, to be sure we are healthy, this, together with a mediterranean diet can help reduce or postpone the negative effects of other factors in our lives: stress, tiredness, ageing.

Most of the health benefits of EVOO on our health will be cited in this article from the website – I read it the most and I recommend that you also do, to learn more about how to introduce EVOO in your life on a daily basis, where to buy it from and how to use it.

So here are 10 health benefits of EVOO:

  1. Polyphenol in Olive Oil might help fight allergies. full article here
  2. A Mediterranean diet with no restriction on fat intake may be associated with reduced incidence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes. full article here
  3. Olecanthal, a polyphenol in olive oil, positively impacts human melanoma cells full article here
  4. Researchers uncover neuroprotective effects of picholine olive oils. Hydroxycinnamic acids, abundant in Picholine extra virgin olive oils, show neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer’s B-amyloid peptide plaque deposits in the brain. full article here
  5. Extra virgin olive oil improves health outcomes for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Biologically active compounds in EVOO decrease oxidative stress and improve functional capacity in fibromyalgia sufferers. full article here