Olive oil has been shown to improve heart health and cardiovascular health by reducing the amount plague up on the arteries . with less artery clogging , the body's tissues and muscle . Including the heart ..receive more well-oxygenated blood .
As a monounsaturated fat , olive oil also slows the ageing process of the heart muscle by improving the health of the arteries and reducing the age -related damage that commonly occurs in the heart muscle over time .
In fact , The FDA now allows olive oil labels to carry the claim that its monounsaturated fat can reduce heart disease risks.
The claim says that limited and not conclusive scientific evidence ''suggest that eating about 2 tsp of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease . of adds the olive oil must replace a similar amount of saturated fat in your diet , and must not increase the total calories you eat in a day .