Olive oil is a natural oil extracted from olives. About 24% of olive oil consists of saturated fat, omega 6, and omega 3 fatty acids. But most fatty acids in olive oil are very healthy oleic acid. Oleic acid is believed to help reduce inflammation.

Olive oil has more good fat, compared to pure coconut oil. One tablespoon of olive oil contains about 11 grams of single unsaturated fat and 1 gram of double unsaturated fat.

While one tablespoon of pure coconut oil contains 0.1 grams of single unsaturated fat and 0.25 grams of double unsaturated fat. In fact, olive oil is said to have 5 to 10 times the amount of good fat the body needs.

Here are the many benefits of olive oil to health, including:

High cholesterol
The benefits of olive oil are widely known to lower cholesterol. Olive oil contains antioxidants that can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels while maintaining good cholesterol (HDL) levels in your body. If you want to try lowering cholesterol with olive oil, you can take two tablespoons of olive oil daily. You can also mix it with salads or use it to sauté vegetables.

Heart disease
Studies have shown that the content of polyphenols in olive oil plays a role in preventing heart disease. Consuming about four tablespoons of olive oil daily is said to prevent heart attacks.

High blood pressure
A study shows that those who have been used to a 4-year medical diet have lower blood pressure. This data supports the benefits of olive oil that can help control blood pressure in those at risk for heart disease.

Cancer Prevention
A healthy diet by increasing the intake of olive oil can increase antioxidant levels in the body. This can then have a positive impact on cancer prevention. But further research is needed to find the benefits of olive oil in cancer prevention.

Preventing strokes
Some people who consume olive oil have a lower risk of stroke than those who do not consume olive oil.

Avoiding obesity
Other than that, olive oil does not lose weight and can prevent obesity. The high antioxidant content of olive oil can help the body process fat which can have a good effect on maintaining weight.

In addition to the conditions mentioned above, further research is needed to determine the benefits of olive oil in dealing with conditions such as:

  • Diabetes.
  • Migraine.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Fungal infections.
  • Eczema.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

How can Olive Oil be used?

There is an olive oil product which lasts three months after its production process. But some can last up to two years. However, the benefits will be better if you spend less than a year.

According to research, the antioxidant levels of olive oil will drop dramatically after being stored for a year, even if you keep it properly and properly.

To get the most out of olive oil, you should buy olive oil that can expire in half a year. Keep the packaging in a dark place, keep it away from light, and avoid heat. It is recommended to store in a black glass bottle. Make sure olive oil does not change color and smell as you use it.

By Nurul
6th June 15:30

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