Health Benefits of Olive Oil:
Studies shown that a diet high in vegetable based fats such as EVOO (typical in theMediterranean world) to have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
1.5 Million people in one studied that followed such a diet had a reduced cardiovascular, cancer mortalities, as well as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
EVOO contains non-fat components such as certain phenolic compounds (antioxidants)which have been found to have a wide range of beneficial health effects which includefavorable effects on cholesterol.
Phenolic compounds also have anti-inflammatory effects and potentially having healthy influences on our blood pressure and blood clotting.