When it comes to foods with the most health benefits, extra virgin olive oil ranks the top places. This superfood has a reputation as a cure for various diseases. According to the new study, however, in maintaining the health of the heart, probably not a significant difference, as compared with other modern fat. Corn oil for example is also useful in reducing fat levels in the blood, which are a major cause for the development of heart attack and stroke, explain the experts. In the results of this study indicate that among the volunteers who consumed foods cooked with corn oil, there is a significant reduction in cholesterol levels compared to those consuming foods with extra virgin olive oil.
Researchers from Kansas, USA, explain that these findings could affect advice on nutrition, which experts give to those who are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. During a recent conference in Rome leading experts in the field of cardiovascular health explained that diet high in olive oil can be useful to a greater degree to reduce the risk of reaching an early death, compared with statins.
In the data then study, which is placed in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers indicate that consumption of corn oil can bring more health benefits. They add that olive oil contains especially high amounts of monounsaturated fats, which help control the levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Corn oil, on the other hand, is the best source of polyunsaturated fats that are good for the heart and provide essential fatty acids that is necessary for the functioning of the body.