According to a research published on British Journal of Nutrition, 2015, it has turned out that taking a certain oil a lot lowers the risk of developing heart diseases by about 40 % and the death rate by about 25 %.
The oil is Olive Oil.
The area where the death rate due to heart diseases is fewest in the world by using olive oil is Crete in Greece.
Why olive oil is good for the heart?
Oleocanthal contained in extra virgin olive oil is a type of polyphenol. Spicy taste of extra virgin olive oil is due to oleocanthal. Oleocanthal has the anti-inflammatory effect that calms the inflammation of the heart and the blood vessel caused by aging and prevents the aging of the heart.
How to use olive oil by people in Crete, Greece whose heart is young
(1) Olive oil is used for cooking with heat as well
Olive oil is hard to be oxidized by heating, compared to other oils, so it is suitable that olive oil is used for fried food or stir-fried food.
(2) Olive oil is used with compatible food
The compatible food is tomato. Tomato contains a lot of substances that have antioxidizing effect such as lycopene. Lycopene is oil-soluble substance so that lycopene is easily absorbed in the blood when it is cooked with oil.
How much olive oil should be taken a day?
2 to 4 tablespoons a day are suitable, but it is better to replace the oil in your daily life to olive oil to prevent too much oil consumption.
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