You can maximize your olive oil cardiovascular protection benefits by using oils that are of premium quality, processed with greater care and from the first pressing that are of the highest in polyphenols. The consumption of this type of polyphenols could help you eliminate the need for blood pressure drugs.
As you know high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. What is new and exciting is that the extract polyphenol when included into your daily lifestyle could help some people eliminate their blood pressure drugs or lower their dosage significantly.
Of course this is with your doctor's supervision.
Historically olive oil's health benefits were attributed to its high monounsaturated fatty acid content. But a recent long term study that included adults fifty-five to eighty years old, that were at a high risk of heart disease, the researches found that the polyphenols in the oils contributed most to their cardiovascular benefit.
The researchers measured the total polyphenol excretion in their urine, linking the increased polyphenol with increases in plasma nitric oxide which signals blood vessels to expand and relax thereby lowering blood pressure.
These superior oils are extra virgin that typically have 150 to 350 mg/kg of olive oil. While refined oils tend to have only 2.7 mg/kg.
Polyphenols improves blood lipids and endothelial function of your arteries that support artery health and normal blood pressure. This is linked to a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death.
Endothelial function is about the support of your artery health and you having a normal blood pressure.
Endothelial dysfunction is an early path to coronary artery disease that leads to heart attacks and stroke. This occurs when your arteries are unable to perform in ways that help to maintain a healthy blood flow and normal blood pressure.
So lets find out how much of this home remedy for high blood pressure should you consume daily for maximum benefit.
Because this is a natural product, its content is dependent upon a number of factors such as the age of the olives used, growing conditions, processing conditions, soil, temperate and more. Since extra virgin is the of the first pressing and uses the finest produce it has the highest content of polyphenol.
These olive compounds are very important for your heart health:
So add another layer of cardiovascular support and include this oil whenever possible into your diet.