Olive oil has long been known to be good for the heart.
Now scientists have found out exactly how good it can be. And it doesn’t take much to enjoy the benefits.
According to their research, just two tablespoons of olive oil almost halves your risk of dying from heart disease. The equivalent of one tablespoon cuts the risk by around 28 per cent.
There have been numerous studies highlighting olive oil’s benefits to the heart, but few have investigated the extent to which this translates into reduced death rates.
The results are based on the diets of nearly 41,000 adults in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, which began 20 years ago.