Healthy Nutrition is based on research done to help promote health. We will start with the health benefits of olive oil. A study published this year showed that olive oil polyphenols and omega 3 fatty acids in fish will help reduce atherosclerosis between 54% and 61%. Olive oil increases the HDL (beneficial) cholesterol and lowers LDL and triglyceride levels. The mechanism and other benefits of olive oils will be covered tomorrow.


1) Nutrit Review 2009 May;67 Suppl 1: s126-9

2) Nutrition 2009 May;25(5):548-54