Olive oil is great for your health since it has the ability to prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s just by taking a spoonful a day. A compound in the olive oil named oleocanthal is able to remove the toxic proteins which clog the synapses on the hippocampus to prevent issues with the memory which is the first part of the brain that gets affected by Alzheimer’s. Further, the compounds in the olive oil are capable of slowing down the growth of tumors in breast cancer and it can also protect our DNA from change that is caused by the cancer cells before the damage occurs. Besides that, it can help with weight loss (its properties increase the fat burning rate), protects your heart (polyphenols it contains can balance cholesterol levels while reducing the risk of stroke by 41%), and it can strengthen the immune system (the antioxidants it contain protects the immune system from infections). Due to the fact that olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats, it is stable at high heat and doesn’t form carcinogenic compounds making it excellent for cooking. The markets offer a variety of olive oils, but the certified organic extra virgin olive oil is the best and will reap all the benefits we mentioned.