About Good Health
Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) can ward off memory loss and cognitive decline, protecting the brain from related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss.
Polyphenols found in olive oil are known to be powerful antioxidants which may help to reverse oxidative damage that occurs in the aging process.
The phytonutrient oleocanthal mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence.
Type 2 Diabetes
A diet rich in olive oil reduced the risk of type II diabetes by almost 50 percent compared to a low fat diet.
Individuals who consume olive oil daily had a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to those that did not use olive oil.
Keeps the Heart Young
A diet rich in olive oil may actually improve arterial function of elderly individuals.
Olive oil has a positive affect the thickness of bones.
Higher intake of olive oil and polyunsaturated fat is associated with a lower risk of depression.
Daily consumption of olive oil helps reduce total cholesterol and increase high-density cholesterol (HDL-C), which has a protective effect on blood vessels.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood sugar. A new study found that a Mediterranean-style diet, which includes olive oil, can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.
The antioxidant called oleocanthal, found only in extra-virgin olive oil, has a potency similar to Ibuprofen in inhibiting the enzyme that causes pain and inflammation.
Consuming olive oil appears to counter the oxidizing effect of the sun.