Olive oil seems to be nature’s fountain of youth.
Doctors have found the benefits of olive oil for health, and many recommend the Mediterranean Diet as a healthy diet alternative. Researchers have found that people living in the region of the Mediterranean Sea, and whose diet is high in omega-3 fish oil, have better memories and longer lives than many others whose diets are high in saturated fats.
Olive oil is high in mono-saturated fat, which has been proven to increase memory. Surprisingly, not all fats are the same. High saturated fats are heavier, and those who consume large amounts of this kind of fat build up plaque in the walls of their veins and arteries, causing a constriction in the flow of blood to the heart and brain. Blood flow is essential to getting proper nutrients to the brain for it to function at its optimum level.
Nutritionists from around the world are finding out that olive oil is high in antioxidants, much like those found in red wine and tea, that fight against heart disease. It is excellent in improving the LDL cholesterol levels and to unplugging the plaque that has been built up.
Olive oil has been a staple in the diets and culture of most of Italy and Greece. They have found it no only beneficial to their diet, but having medicinal benefits as well. They use it for anything from sunburn to dry hair.
Researchers have found that extra virgin olive oil has many benefits to it, including:
- Improves memory and reduces chance of memory loss
- Increases lifespan
- Helps against the onset of diabetes
- Lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer
- Builds stronger bones to help stop the onset of osteoporosis
- Breaks up clogged arteries and fights off plaque build up
- Builds up the immune system in order to fight against infection
- Fights off arthritis by soothing inflammation
- Is a natural pain reliever
- Cures bladder infections
- Heals burns naturally
- Cures coughs
- Eases constipation
- Alleviates dandruff
- Soothes diaper rash
- And so much more!
According to research, one tablespoon of olive oil is all it takes to fight the effects of the cholesterol build up of two eggs. Using olive oil in your cooking, or even taking a spoonful a day, can add years to your life.
About the author:
Ron White is a two-time U.S.A. Memory Champion and memory expert. As a memory speaker he travels the world to speak before large groups or small company seminars, demonstrating his memory skills and teaching others how to improve their memory, and how important a good memory is in all phases of your life.
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