Olive oil and Health
Consuming extra virgin olive oil combats diabetes, regulates blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Simply ingested daily about 40 milliliters (37 grams) to achieve beneficial effects.
The combination of Mediterranean diet and extra virgin olive oil, despite taking more calories than people in the control group (with a low-fat diet) is not fattening.
Olive oil, and other oils, generate a contribution of nine calories per ingested gram, not more oil as the EU itself has recognized that the use of oleic acid, vitamin E and polyphenols containing olive oils have beneficial health effects.
With regard to the polyphenols, which contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative damage recommending consumption of 20 grams of those virgin olive oils containing at least 5 milligrams of antioxidants in the proportion of oil.