6. Olive oil
Not any type of olive oil is good for you the one most studied with proven benefits is high quality virgin and extra virgin olive oil which are used in abundance in the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the healthiest diets out there, as it helps people live for along time with fewer chronic diseases and better overall health and quality of life. Virgin olive oil has a phenol compound named oleocanthal that has been postulated to have the same anti-inflammatory properties as the commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) ibuprofen without the harmful effects the drug has on our bodies.
Oleocanthal has been shown to reduce inflammation-related disease like joint degenerative diseases, neurodegenerative disease, and heart diseases through its good content of healthy fats that raise your HDL cholesterol levels and lower the risk of developing atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. So, adding virgin olive oil to the diet regularly is a healthy choice that benefits your heart, bone, and brain.