Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil may protect the heart

The Mediterranean diet is a diet that many people follow and swear by. If that diet is enriched in olive oil, it may help to protect your heart. It will help your good cholesterol work in a more complete way. A lot of research has been done in this area to show the link between olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of heart problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol,
  • HDL is known as “good” cholesterol
  • A reduction in HDL’s anti-inflammatory capacity is linked with a greater risk of heart disease.

“A growing body of evidence supports the theory that the Mediterranean diet protects against the development of heart disease.”

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