Olive oil: nature’s anti-inflammatory

When it comes to avoiding the chronic diseases associated with growing older, preventing inflammation is key, since inflammation underlies heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, and is also linked with other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme’s, IBD and psoriasis.

Eating plenty of anti-inflammatory foods not only helps to ward off illness but effectively slows the rate of ageing. Adding olive oil to dishes is an easy way to do it, with many studies showing that olive oil is a valuable anti-inflammatory functional food. 1-4

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