It seems that olive oil is great for strengthening the bones ….
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation: “Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat for almost 44 million women and men aged 50 and older in the USA.”
The very good news is that a tasty food oil has been shown to help protect the bones as people age. A recent study from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has discovered that olives, olive oil and their potent plant nutrients called “polyphenols”, have a high potential for strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis.
Studies with animals and humans show evidence that the bone protective effects of olives and oil are caused by three different abilities. These foods can inhibit the breakdown of bone and its minerals; they have a positive effect on new bone formation; and the unique underlying action behind this is the power of olives to suppress inflammation and…
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