The Women's Journal

The Health Benefits of EVOO

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By Dolores Waddell

A growing number of studies link the daily use of high quality extra virgin olive oils to these following health benefits’:


Olive Oils

•  Reduction of LDL or  ‘bad’ cholesterol

•  Reduction of blood pressure

•  Cancer prevention

•  High antioxidant properties 
(high polyphenol value)

•  Increased cognitive function

•  Weight control

•  Arthritis pain management

•  Diabetes prevention & maintenance

•  Heart disease prevention


Polyphenol: a natural occurring antioxidant that is abundant in extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars.

Aged Balsamic Vinegars, although not as many studies, health benefits are as follows:

Balsamic Vinegars

•  Increased heart health

•  Reduced blood pressure

•  Cancer prevention

•  High antioxidant properties (high polyphenol value)

•  Slowed aging

•  Increased vascular health

Definition: Extra Virgin Olive Oil = EVOO