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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted by Rick Petrocelly on

When considering the health benefits of olive oil, it is best to incorporate other factors as well. Exercise and diet are also the two things under most people’s control. The oil at The Olive Tap is pure, straight from the oil presses in Modena, Italy. The health benefits most definitely have a list of their own.

Finding time in your busy schedule for regular exercise might take some effort.

Meanwhile, take comfort in the fact that every day you can do something that is very good for your health. Eat olive oil. You’ve probably heard one or more of those talking heads say to use olive oil. If you haven’t made the switch yet, then listen up. It’s easy, and painless.

Most health advice that’s diet related consists of a list of all the delicious things you have to give up. Olive oil is one thing all the experts and the various diet gurus say to embrace and add to your eating life. Let us add two cents about health benefits of olive oil. Like humorist Dave Barry says, “This is true, folks. I’m not making this up.”

There are two kind of hard words to remember: polyphenol and monounsaturated fat. These are in olive oil, and they’re what gives it the major health benefit.

Polyphenols are antioxidants in olive oil. Studies have shown they cause an increase in arterial elasticity. This is a very good thing. Researchers think long-term increased arterial elasticity reduces vascular stress so it reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Monounsaturated fat is primarily oleic acid. This is the kind of fat in olive oil. Studies show that replacing the saturated fat in your diet with olive oil, and its special monounsaturated fat, helps reduce your risk of heart disease.

So olive oil has two major benefits for your heart in one tasty bottle. Now, tell me, how many things can you name that are delicious, satisfying, easy to cook with, easy to eat, and good for you? The Olive Tap has such an array of delicious oils. It's a gift that keeps on giving!