Know the benefits that Olive Oil consumption has on your health
Decreases the risk of heart attack
The study “Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet”, conducted as part of the “PREDIMED” research in 2013, concluded that the consumption of Olive Oil, particularly Virgin Olive Oil, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and the risk of death from heart attack, including in elderly populations, which are characterized as risk groups.
Source: Estruch et al., 2013
Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
According to the study “Olive oil in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies and intervention trials”, a diet rich in Olive Oil by healthy individuals reduces the risk of contracting Type 2 Diabetes. The study also states that in individuals already with Type 2 Diabetes, a diet rich in Olive Oil is associated with a greater ability to control glycemic levels.
Source: Schwingshackl et al., 2017
Lowers bad cholesterol values
According to the study “Extra virgin olive oil use is associated with improved postprandial blood glucose and LDL cholesterol in healthy subjects”, conducted in July 2015 in a group of 25 healthy individuals, the consumption of Olive Oil, and the consequent decrease in consumption of other saturated fats, contributes to a decrease in bad cholesterol (LDL) values.
Source: Violi et al., 2015
Lowers blood pressure
According to the study “A Mediterranean diet lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial function: results from the MedLey randomized intervention trial,” conducted by a set of researchers at the University of Western Australia in 2017, a group of men and women who changed their diet to a Mediterranean, Olive Oil-rich diet for 6 months saw their systolic blood pressure reduced.
Source: Davis et al., 2017
May reduce the risk of depression
The April 2019 study “Nutritional Aspects of Depression in Adolescents – A Systematic Review” shows that regular consumption of foods such as Olive Oil, fish, nuts, legumes, dairy products, fruits and vegetables is inversely associated with the risk of depression, and is also shown to improve some symptoms.
Source: Khanna et al., 2019
Prevents the onset of certain types of cancer
The study “Olive Oil Effects on Colorectal Cancer.“, conducted in December 2018, shows Olive Oil contains a variety of beneficial substances that may be useful for the prevention or the possible treatment of colorectal cancer. The evidence gathered as part of this study supports the chemotherapeutic potential of olive oil.
Source: Borzì et al., 2018