Liquid Gold: Six Heart-Healthy Oils

Blitz pain, reduce blood pressure and beat stress with six heart-healthy oils

by Ashley Gartland

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Olive Oil

The swelling buster

Rich, peppery extra virgin olive oil is minimally processed, so it retains high levels of the antioxidant oleocanthal. The journal Nature reports that this has inflammation-busting effects - similar to the drug ibuprofen.

Good to know: In sunlight and in contact with air, antioxidants in the oil can start to break down. Store in a cool, dark place.

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