A recent study has shown olive oil to help protect against liver damage.
This is yet another benefit to the Mediterranean superfood, which also include:
- Improving lipid profiles
- Being an excellent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Lowering blood pressure
- Regulating blood sugar levels
- Reducing the risk of cancer
I currently consume about 6 tablespoons per day of olive oil as part of my offseason diet plan, and I include it in all of my clients diet plans, regardless of whether it’s a fat loss plan or a muscle gain plan.
If olive oil isn’t part of your current diet, I highly suggest adding it.
It’s a calorically-dense food though (about 120 calories per tablespoon) so use accordingly.