Extra virgin olive oil is the best superfood one can get! Being abundant in the Mediterranean region it has contributed significantly to the great health promoting properties of the Mediterranean diet. It is with great sadness that I hear about some popular weight loss methods mistakenly asking people to minimize their healthy oil intake, including olive oil intake.
Many studies have shown olive oil’s health protective effects.
Health Benefits of Olive Oil:
- Decreases inflammation
- Protects against heart disease
- Protects against cancer
- May protect bone health
- Improves cognitive function
- Protects against asthma
- Improves skin conditions
- Increases the satiety we get from our meals helping us balance our food intake and maintain a healthy weight
- Improves brain function
- Contains high levels of antioxidants which have anti-ageing properties