30 May

Olive Oil, Lowering Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been called the silent killer. If you have high blood pressure, you may not know it unless you’ve been checked recently. Outwardly you will most likely feel fine and function normally. But at the time the condition could be working against you – all without you knowing.

Sure, there are tablets that the doctor can prescribe, and exercising works fine too. But have you considered olive oil as a major part of you normal diet? You should.

Experts are unsure of how oilive oil works to reduce blood pressure, but one possible reason is through its high content of polyphenol. This is a substance that works as a potent antioxident, which helps the artery channels to dilate. This has the effect of allowing the blood to flow more freely and less constricted, lowering the pressure.

From 100 grams of extra virgin olive oil you will find 50 milligrams of polyphenol. By comparison, sunflower oil contains absolutely no polyphenol whatsoever. So if you are one of those people who think that cooking oil is just cooking oil, and it makes no difference which is used, think again!

Next time you’re out shopping, choose the extra virgin olive oil instead of the vegetable oil. It’s healthier, and you’ll reduce your high blood pressure too.

5 Responses to “Olive Oil, Lowering Blood Pressure”

  1. abshir Says:

    I have blood pressure and Trigricide , and some how insomnia will this oil good for me? and send me why

  2. abshir Says:

    blood pressure and cholestrol
    will this olive oil fits me? may you send me satisfiable reply , thanks

  3. Olives101 Says:

    Hi,

    please read these :

    Blood Pressure:
    http://www.olives101.com/2007/02/21/olive-oil-lowers-blood-pressure-prevents-ulcer/

    Cholesterol:
    http://www.olives101.com/tag/cholesterol/

    So my answer is definitely YES ! Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for you.

    Bon appétit ;o)

  4. Terry Says:

    I have been eating olives lately… about 10 per day. My blood pressure was at 141/95 ish. I was put on medication. Since eating olives everyday… my blood pressure dropped to 108/74 ish. I have now stopped taking medication and blood pressure is at 123/82ish.

    Put the green ones in a salad to add extra flavour!!

  5. Olives101 Says:

    Thank you Terry for letting us know. 😉

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