The Benefits of Olive Oil

The Benefits of Olive Oil

The benefits of olive oil are numerous, especially for your brain, but also for overall health

Keshia  Keshia  on 10 Aug '15

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The benefits of olive oil have often listed it as among the healthiest foods in the world. It is beautifying, detoxing, protecting and boosting all at the same time. 

Here are four reasons olive oil is an essential food to work into a weekly diet:

Olive oil develops brain boosting chemicals

Two important brain chemicals – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) – are boosted with the consumption of olive oils. These two chemicals stimulate new brain cell formation and offset the negativities of stress on the brain. 

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Olive oil is high in essential brain vitamins

Olive oil nutrition data shows that it’s a good source of vitamin E and vitamin K. Vitamin E prevents mental degradation as we age and vitamin K ensures the brain is sharp with age as well as boosting brain processing speed.

Olive oil shrinks the risk of depression

This study suggested when unhealthy vegetable oils (ubiquitous in the modern diet) were replaced with olive oil, they decreased their risk of depression by almost 50%. 

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Olive oil protects your brain from degenerative diseases

A notable increase in memory and other cognitive functions in seniors was noted with a correlating upswing in olive oil consumption. This may be attributed to the intake of monounsaturated fats found in olive oil.

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