Extra virgin olive oil lowers BP shows Aussie study
Consuming three tablespoons a day of phenol-rich extra virgin olive oil can result in reduced systolic blood pressure, a small Australian study shows.
But refined olive oil with lower levels of phenols had no significant impact on blood pressure, according to the Melbourne-based researchers led by La Trobe University.
They compared the consumption of phenol-rich extra virgin olive oil (360mg/kg polyphenols) with refined low-phenol olive oil (86mg/kg polyphenols).
The researchers asked 50 healthy adults to add 60ml -