Olive oil is known to contain unsaturated fats are better for the body and health. This oil is known to have distinctive aroma that comes from olives being squeezed by using a variety of ways. In certain types of olive oil is sometimes combined with other herbs.
Consuming or using olive oil is known to be beneficial for women because it can help prevent five diseases that health threats, as quoted from the LIVESTRONG, namely:
Heart disease and stroke
Heart disease and stroke is still a threat to women, although the numbers are not as big as in men. However, the FDA reported about 2 tablespoons to replace saturated fats with olive oil every day can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease that can cause heart attacks and strokes.
The content of up to 80 percent monounsaturated fatty acid contained in olive oil can help increase HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (bad cholesterol).
Mayo clinic reports that both women are cancer killer, namely lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. But a study from Cornell University showed that regular consumption of olive oil may reduce the risk and the fight against cancer because the content of oleic acid and antioxidants in it.
Based on the 2008 study by the Alzheimer’s Association found that women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease than men. One of prevention is to consume olive oil.
It is obtained from a study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and Monell Chemical Senses Center, which shows that the natural compound oleocanthal in olive oil can help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
American Diabetes Association recommends the use of olive oil is more healthy and should be included in the list of diet or dietary arrangements to control and manage diabetes. European Food Information Council reports that olive oil can reduce blood glucose levels is beneficial for diabetics.
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