The benefits of olive oil

Digestive system: oil can reduce the secretion of the gastric acids; it can decrease the activity of the pancreas; it can also improve the emptying of the gallbladder and improve intestinal absorption of various nutrients.

Cardiovascular system: olive oil can help to decrease total blood cholesterol; it can help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol; it does not affect vasodilator production; it can also help to decrease LDL cholesterol occluding capacity, and decrease blood pressure.

Oxidative processes: olive oil can help to inhibit cellular ocidation; for diabetes, it can help to improve a patient’s lipid profile; it can also help to decrease blood glucose, which may allow for a lower daily insulin dose.