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The Incredible Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Olive Oil & CBD
Dietary oils are controversial, with debates about good fats and bad fats. Olive oil is considered one of the healthier of all the many oils. Olive oil’s main type of fatty acid called monosaturated fatty acid (omega-6) and may help reduce your risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels, according to the Mayo Clinic. A healthy heart is important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Olive oil has more amazing benefits beyond stemming from heart health.
With olive oil and cannabidiol (CBD), amazing things can happen with these two anti-inflammatory agents.
Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Relief
Chronic inflammation is a leading contributor to diseases such as cancer, obesity, arthritis, and other issues. One of the main health benefits of olive oil is that is can reduce inflammation. An abundant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content. Research suggests oleic acid to be anti-inflammatory meaning they have the power to calm muscle pain, soreness, and inflammation.
In a pain study published in a medical journal, researchers found CBD decreased joint inflammation and protected the nerves. A 2011 study found that compounds in olive oil had a significant impact not only on chronic inflammation but also on acute inflammation. Other research has shown positive benefits for individuals who took CBD to ease fibromyalgia pain.
Cooking With Olive Oil
Olive oil is very resistant to high heat, making it one of the most popular oils for cooking and baking. You can protect the oil’s healthy properties by adding it to foods that do not require a lot of heat because olive oil has a maximum heat rate of 410°. Researchers say 3.5 tablespoons of olive oil is equal to 200mg of Ibuprofen. Keep in mind, however, this same amount of oil also contains 400 calories so moderation is key when it comes to olive oil consumption. A study from Purdue University showed olive oil may be the healthiest addition to salad when it comes to nutrient absorption from the vegetables.
Interestingly, CBD is a lipophilic, meaning it is attracted to fats and is easily absorbed when paired with a fat such as olive oil. That’s why olive oil is an excellent heart-healthy option to pair with CBD.
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