Olive oil is extremely beneficial for heart health and a new study this year it was shown that consuming just 1/2 a tablespoon a day had a 14 percent lower risk for cardiovascular disease, and an 18 percent lower risk for coronary heart disease.
People will say it is expensive to cook with olive oil all the time so why not just take it as a supplement for your health? 1 tsp a day. You will be fulfilling the Sunnah by ‘eating’ olive oil and you will also be able to reap the rerwards of its many health benefits.
Olive oil is very high in monounsaturated fats and contains a modest amount of vitamins E and K. True extra virgin olive oil is loaded with an abundance of antioxidants which have an amazing effect on the health of the body.
Olive oil is great for chronic inflammation in the body which has been connected to many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. It contains oleic acid which is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid which has shown anti-inflammatory properties and also oleocanthal, an antioxidant, which has similar effects as ibruprofen.