Olive oil is considered heart-healthy for good reasons. In a study people who consume 4+ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day had a 30% lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart diseases.
Inflammation is associated with many kinds of medical conditions, that includes arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.
The maslinic acid in extracted olive oil, a triterpene, also known as oleananes, induce cellular apoptosis (unnatural cell death) in colon cancer cells. Oleic acid in olive oil and various polyphenols reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and modify cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
Olive oil has been linked to improved cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. Olive oil contains Vitamin K. A lack of Vit K is linked to many brain-associated diseases such, as Alzheimer’s.
Olive oil is also associated with weight control, skin health, loads of antioxidants, digestion, relieve of seasonal allergies and as an natural aphrodisiac.