Olive oil is popular among students when cooking and for salad dressings.
A recent study has shown that olive oil is beneficial for the heart as it can help prevent strokes.
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As students are struggling with the rise in food prices, this is a thrifty way to live as those who use olive oil in their diets have shown less risks relating to heart conditions.
According to the BBC, the most used extra virgin olive oil is common in France. From the research group for neurology, Sharlin Ahmed of the Stroke Association, said: “Olive oil has long been known to have potential health benefits. It is believed that it could protect against conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease and so it’s promising to see that it could have a similar protective function against stroke.”
Therefore, it would be a good idea to use olive oil instead of other cooking fats. Also, it’s important to remember not only to substitute the other cooking materials but pay attention to the fact that olive oil is used as an additive for other foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish. ABC reported that the consumption of those particular foods may already have health-promoting potential.
Students should note that this study is most effective for older adults at the moment. Although many countries use olive oil in that daily diets including France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Yet Reuters made it clear that, this is an observational study which requires more research and evidence.