Imagine going to the doctor and getting a prescription for olive oil.
It happened in a recent randomized trial from the University of Navarra in Spain. More than 4,000 women who had a high risk of cardiovascular disease participated in a study that included three treatment plans. One group followed a Mediterranean diet with extra olive oil, one followed a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts, and one followed a low-fat diet.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and olive oil.
Here’s the exciting part: Women given the extra-oil diet had the lowest risk of developing breast cancer during the five-year trial. This finding backs up the evidence that olive oil has protective benefits for the immune system and may even fight cancer directly.
We’re fans of the Mediterranean diet here at Retirement Millionaire Daily
. We’ve seen benefits including: