Oleocanthal, an ingredient found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), has been found to kill cancer cells within 30 minutes!
A recent study found that a Mediterranean style diet rich in Olive Oil reduces the risk of type II diabetes by about 50 percent!
Regular consumption of Olive Oil helps lower the risk of stroke, especially in older adults.
Helps slow down the aging of the heart. The endothelium is a layer of cells that line the inner walls of the arteries, a diet rich in Olive Oil reduces the endothelial damage that occurs with age and helps the blood circulate smoothly.
Osteoporosis is a disease that decreases the bone mass and can lead to a weakened bone structure, this can cause problems such as bone fractures making the slightest knocks fatal. Olive Oil helps fortify the thickness of our bones, thus reducing the effects of Osteoporosis.
Olive Oil and the Mediterranean diet not only provides a myriad of physical health benefits, but also helps with emotional health problems, such as depression. Regular consumption of Olive Oil lowers the risk of Depression.
A study by Tel Aviv University in Israel and Rockstock University in Germany concluded that Olive Oil contributes to the prevention of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Malignant melanoma, may be slowed down by a diet rich in Olive Oil, which is rich in antioxidants. Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University advises to “go Greek” with foods such as Olive Oil, fish, yogurt and colorful fruits and vegetables to fight the oxidizing effect of the sun.
It can help slow down the effects of aging and helps preserve vitality and youthfulness. Olive Oil has a beneficial effect on all the hallmarks of aging at the cellular and molecular levels. Two women, 120 years of age attribute their long life to regular consumption of Olive Oil, one of them even claims to drink one whole glass of it per day!
Italian researchers have found that Extra Virgin Olive Oil may prevent or delay the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the severity of it’s symptoms.