Enjoy Fried and Sautéed Foods Without Guilt: Health Benefits From Olive Oil

health benefits from olive oilOlive oil is the touted keystone of the healthy Mediterranean diet. It is the “secret” of those living in the Mediterranean where olive trees grow in abundance and which account for their longer longevity. Olive oil can provide human bodies with just the right type of fats, a rocket fuel as an energy source and a valuable source of lipids necessary to support processes and the cellular structure. It also contains antioxidants that promote healthy cellular processes and reduce the risks for coronary diseases.

There is a long list of studies vouching its numerous health benefits. A diet that includes oil can help avert heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s among others. It can also help improve your condition if you will faithfully stick to olive oil (and a healthy diet and exercise) rather than butter or other types of unhealthy oil. It comes handy when sautéing and frying foods, two cooking processed that can make food all more glorious-tasting. [Read more…]

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