The researchers found that a higher intake of olive oil and polyunsaturated fat found in fish is associated with a lower risk of depression.
It has been shown that a diet rich in olive oil, low in saturated fat is more effective for diabetics. It helps keep LDL levels low while improving insulin sensitivity.
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol, which prevents the development of acute pancreatitis (sudden inflammation of the pancreas).
Several studies, including one recently published in the journal Chemical Neuroscience, showed that oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil has the potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and the cognitive decline that comes with aging.