Olive Oil Protects the Liver

Benefits of this Healthy Fat

Extra virgin olive oil can help protect the liver from oxidative stress and resultant organ damage, according to research from the University of Monastir, Tunisia, and King Saud University, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. When lab rats were exposed to a toxic herbicide known to deplete antioxidants in the body and cause oxidative stress, those that were fed a diet rich in olive oil were partially protected from liver damage. The organ plays a crucial role in ridding the body of toxic substances.

Source: BioMed Central

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