Visceral fat triggers premature aging and can also cause a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Olives are rich in healthy fats and polyphenols and have a very low density of calories, so they can help lose weight.
A Mediterranean diet which contains approximately 35% of this fat coming primarily from olive oil, can lead to weight loss. Besides, olives are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help improve cholesterol levels.
The University of Illinois report that if people get their fat mainly in the form of monounsaturated fat, they can get up to 35% of calories without increasing abdominal fat deposits.
The experts warn that it is important to watch how much food high in fat and calories you eat.
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