Prevents heart attack Scientists confirmed that, in order to prevent the risk of heart attack, it is sufficient to consume 4 tea spoons of extra virgin olive oil every day. For each 10 grams of consumed olive oil, the risk of heart attack decreases by 13%.
Improves memory #Olive oil is very efficient in preventing brain from dementia and stroke. It improves learning ability and helps to preserve neuron connections. It also reduces risk of inflammatory processes in the brain.
Helps to prevent cancer There are many ongoing researches which study effects of oleocantal, a compund found in olive oil, which is laboratory-proven to destroy cancer cells within 30 to 60 minutes, without damaging healthy body cells.
Reduces cholesterol Numerous researches proved that olive oil reduces concentration of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increases the level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Improves digestion Extra virgin olive oil helps the body in production of lipase, an enzyme which regulates proper functioning of digestive system. EVOO is an ingredient of many traditional medicines which ensure regular digestion. Consuming olive oil on an empty stomach or before a meal can prevent flatulence, heartburn and cramps.
Prevents blood clotting #
Olive oil is rich with phenolic compounds which prevent blood clotting. It has recently been proven that persons which consume high quality extra virgin olive oil have lower levels of antigens and inhibitors which encourage blood clotting.