Olive Oil Will Extend Your Life


Want to improve your health and even live longer?Don’t skimp on those healthy fats!

A Mediterraneandiet, modified to include plenty of olive oil and nuts, has been shown to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, and dying from acardiovascular-related reason by a whopping 30%. That is, at least, according to a new study, primarily funded by the Spanish government, that tracked over 7,000 people between the ages of 55 and 80 for nearly five years.

Prior research has linked aMediterraneandiet, heavy on fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and grains and low on processed foods, red meat and dairy, to a healthier heart. This is the first time, though, that researchers have been able to single out the effects of diet, and not other lifestyle choices, on heart health. The researchers studied three groups — one, aMediterraneandiet supplemented with extra olive oil, two, aMediterraneandiet supplemented with extra nuts, and a third control group, who ate a more general low-fat diet.

So what’s the takeaway here? Well, essentially, diet places a bigger role on your heart’s health than previously thought. And, becausecardiovascular conditions are the leading cause of death in the United States, having a healthy diet is advice we should all take to, well, heart.

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Philippa P
Philippa Powers11 months ago


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Lynn C4 years ago


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Val M4 years ago


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Cynthia Blais
cynthia l4 years ago

thx whatever makes us healthier

Penny C.
penny C4 years ago

Thank you.

Heather Holland
Heather Holland4 years ago


Patty B.
Patty B4 years ago

Just remembered to buy olive oil salad dressing ! Should buy a separate bottle of only olive oil for skin !

Penny B.
.4 years ago

Thanks for all the information everyone!

Pinke A.
Pinke A4 years ago

Thanks! In Italy they use it everywhere and I just LOVE Italian food! It's always made with love and respect for good,fresh local ingredients!