Bust artery plaque with this one diet addition
It's practically a miracle.
There's a DELICIOUS addition to your meals that goes with everything -- I even know people who put it on ice cream -- and that has the power to CLEAR out your arteries, STOP junk from building up, and PROTECT you from heart problems.
And odds are, it's something that's in your own kitchen right now.
It's olive oil, one of the main ingredients in the healthy Mediterranean diet you've heard me praise so often.
Now, the latest research shows WHY this diet -- and this ingredient in particular -- is so effective at protecting you from heart attack, stroke, and an early death.
Olive oil has the power to enhance HDL cholesterol, or the "good" cholesterol that travels through your blood and helps prevent and remove the plaques that build up inside your arteries.
In the study out of Spain, seniors were assigned to follow one of several diets -- including a Mediterranean diet both with and without extra olive oil, as well as a low-fat diet.
Folks on the low-fat diet saw their LDL levels fall, but that's nothing to write home about. LDL levels alone don't tell the full story.
What REALLY matters is what cholesterol does while it's in your blood.
That's where olive oil sets itself apart, because seniors on either version of the Mediterranean diet had vast improvements in how the HDL operated inside the arteries.
And the biggest improvements of all went to the folks who had the extra olive oil each day.
Their HDL practically turned into a plaque-busting machine!
It became more efficient and more effective at clearing out the junk, leading to better overall cardiovascular health and a lower risk of serious problems.
You can see these same improvements yourself. It's easy enough, since the folks in the study didn't drink gallons of olive oil, make special olive oil smoothies (or sundaes), or swallow any special capsules.
They were given just 4 tablespoons per day of extra virgin olive oil, the same stuff you can buy in any decent grocery store.
That's easy enough to work into your recipes, add to your salads, or use in any other way you want.
Just don't pinch pennies here. There's a significant difference between extra virgin olive oil and the cheap stuff -- and if you want the age-fighting, disease-beating benefits, you'll have to pay a little extra for the EVOO.
This stuff will help even if you're not on a Mediterranean diet. But for the best results, make the switch. It's worth the effort: The Mediterranean diet (whose basic version already incorporates a lot of olive oil into your meals) is proven to cut your risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death.