Not all fat is created equal! That’s good to know for those of us who want to eat healthy but love food. Some fats, like saturated fats, are heart-clogging messes, but others — like omega-3 and olive oil are healthy fats that actually work to unclog your arteries and boost your brainpower. Olive oil is high in mono-unsaturated fat, and has been shown to improve memory.
The Mediterranean Diet has become popular recently because researchers have found that those living in that area of the world, and consume a diet high in fish and olive oil, suffer fewer strokes and heart attacks, and are much healthier than those who eat foods high in fat — or fast food. Clogged arteries restrict the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body, and that means to the brain as well. Your brain functions best when its nutrients and oxygen supply are coming into its cells unrestricted.
In Italy, where olive oil always has been an integral part of the culture, olive oil has long been known for its health benefits and healing properties. They use it for anything from sunburn and earaches to dry hair. New research into the healing qualities of extra virgin olive oil not only confirms these uses but also reveals even more beneficial effects from its use. Just some of the healing benefits include:
- Lower your risk of heart disease and cancer
- Enhance your immune system and fight infections
- Boost memory and fight off memory loss
- Stave off diabetes
- Releases fat in cells and breaks up clogged arteries
- Add years to your life
- Soothe inflammation and wards off arthritis
- Alleviates pain
- Helps stop osteoporosis
- Beats bladder infections
- Heal skin burns naturally
- Cures coughs
- Eases constipation
- Curies dandruff
- Relieves diaper rash
- And so much more!
One tablespoon of olive oil has the power to wipe out the cholesterol-raising effects of two eggs. You can take years off your biological age by changing your diet and lifestyle – and olive oil can play a vital role.
Leading nutritionist from around the world are pointing out that new Italian research finds olive oil contains antioxidants similar to those found in tea and red wine that fight heart disease, including LDL cholesterol’s ability to clog arteries.
I highly recommend olive oil use instead of saturated fats for cooking and as salad dressing. The benefits from its use are supported by research, and will improve your memory and brain’s ability to function.
From the desk of Ron White
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