Olive oil is widely known for its health benefits, which have been attributed to it since ancient times. Today, new positive properties are being discovered in this foodstuff. At least two spoonfuls of extra virgin olive oil are recommended every day so that you can enjoy all the aspects in which it can be beneficial to your health and well-being. In addition to strengthening the immune system, olive oil helps protect against viruses and is effective in the fight against some diseases such as cancer, heart disease, oxidative stress, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.
According to a new study in France, older people who consume olive oil on a daily basis may be able to protect themselves from a stroke. The study, which is part of an ongoing multicentre study on vascular risk factors for developing dementia, was published in the online edition of the journal Neurology.
A diet rich in olive oil may be able to slow down the aging of the heart.
As we age, the heart also goes through an aging process in which the arteries may not work as well as they used to, and this can lead to a number of health problems. However, in a recent study, Spanish researchers found that a diet rich in olive oil and other monounsaturated fats could improve the arterial function of older people.