It must be Extra Virgin Olive Oil
to have the associated health benefits
Polyphenols are nature's antioxidants and are a major source of Extra Virgin Olive Oil's health benefits. Among oils, only Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in polyphenols which result in its healthful properties
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It is not only cholesterol free, but it helps to reduce harmful cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
It can benefit non-insulin dependent diabetics because it is a monounsaturated fat.
Other health benefits
Oleocanthal in olive oil has been found to have the same anti-inflammatory response as ibuprofen. Oleic acid has been found to be effective against breast, colon and prostate cancer cells.
Increased olive oil consumption has been linked to a decreased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
It is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight against 'free-radicals' which have been linked with cancer.
It is found to be beneficial for brain function due to naturally occurring fatty acids and omegas.
Elderly people who consume olive oil daily have fewer strokes than those who do not.