New Studies Continue to Show Benefits of Olive Oil for Both Physical and Mental Health

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Two new studies added more evidence to the support the health benefits of extra virgin olive as part of a daily diet, according to two reports in the Olive Oil Times.

A study by researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Malaga, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry concluded that three tablespoons of olive per day could reduce the cardio vascular problems associated with diabetes.  The study found the phelonic compound hydroxytyrosol, which is naturally in olives and olive oil, can have an anti-inflammatory effect and counteract the dangerous narrowing of blood vessels.

To read the study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27648880

Another new, limited study from Australia suggests olive oil may also be helpful in combating depression.

The entire article, published by American Olive Oil Producers Association, can be read here.