The Main type of Fat found in all kinds of Olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids better known as (MUFA's) These type of fats are actually considered a healthy dietary fat.
Your health can benefit by replacing the type of fats you are consuming. Replacing saturated fats and trans fats with unsaturated fats such as (MUFA's) Monounsaturated fats can be beneficial to your well being.
Monounsaturated fats (MUFA's) may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors. They have been found to lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
Reserachers have found that MUFA's may also assist in controlling insulin levels and blood sugar which can be extremely helpful for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
MUFA-rich foods such as olive oil is a great alternative for fatty food such as butter or margarine.
Scientist and Medical professionals are continuously exploring the beneficial effects of POLYPHENOLS that they may have on bone and digestive health as well. Other health benefits such as cognitive function and memory are also being studied. It seems that these particular antioxidants are beneficial to these health issues.
Health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled and new studies daily have shown more health benefits.
*** Health benefit information stated on this Blog has been taken from studies done by the prestigious well know MAYO CLINIC ***
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