Olive oil is known to be a gallbladder tonic that prevents gallstones and soothes the distress of ulcers.
1 serving size of 1 tablespoon of Olive oil contains:
Fat: 13.5 grams
The health benefits of Olive oil include:
– the ability to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol
– the ability to raise ‘good’ cholesterol
– the ability to thin the blood
– the ability to lower blood pressure
Olive oil is one of the best vegetable oils for overall good health. Olive oil has an extra protective element in that it preserves ‘good’ cholesterol levels in the body.
Olive oil also protects against heart disease as it acts as an anti-coagulant. It thins the blood and reduces the changes of blood clots or blockages forming.
Extra virgin Olive oil is the most potent as the purer the oil, the greater the concentration of heart protecting chemicals.