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Healthy Olive Oil Mediterranean Diet

For thousands of years, Olive oil has been a staple food in the Mediterranean. It has passed health examination without question. Olive oil is now commonly used in cooking throughout many countries. Many chefs replace cooking fats with olive oil to promote good health because it is also low in saturated and polyunsaturated fats. Olive oil is beneficial to improving your health.

It is a proven fact that the risk of heart disease increases when blood cholesterol levels are high. This comes from eating foods that contain saturated fats and high cholesterol. Overtime, the cholesterol builds up inside the arteries and veins restricting the blood flow. This causes high blood pressure which eventually can lead to a heart attack or a stroke by restricted blood vessels that oxygen or blood ends up being cut off.

A study compares countries that consume high cholesterol foods with countries that make and consume Olive oil as well as not eating high cholesterol foods. The United States and Britain had the highest occurrence of heart disease. Greece and Southern Italy had the least rate of heart failure as did also the other regions that had fish oil in their diet.

It has been said that the consumption of Olive oil can really lower cholesterol in the blood as well as thin the blood to prevent clots and blockage of the blood vessels. Olive oil can provide a soothing effect for ulcers in addition to reducing the risk of heart failure. Doctors have prescribed a diet rich in olive oil and low in saturated fats to reduce inflammation for rheumatoid arthritis. Olive oil has antioxidant qualities that could help prevent cancer.

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