Is olive oil helpful for gastritis? If so how to administer

The positive health consequences of olive oil are due to its rich proportion of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant properties. According to research, olive oil protects against heart disease and is also well absorbed by the stomach. The beneficial content in olive oil protects and soothes stomach ulcers and gastritis. Olive oil puts in motion the secretion of bile and helps the pancreatic hormones to secrete as might be expected under normal circumstances, than drugs that do the same but also cause side effects. Therefore, it helps to bring down the relative frequency and occurrence of gallstones. This is clear indication that olive oil is one of the healing oils. According to recent medical study in Spain, there is new belief that cold pressed virgin olive oil is a preventive and treatment against H. pylori stomach infections that give rise to peptic ulcers and gastritis.

It was discovered that the antioxidant compounds found only in the virgin oil resisted and attacked several strains of H. pylori bacteria. These bacteria are known to infect and inflame the stomach lining. According to researchers virgin olive oil is unparalleled and distinctive as it is one of the few beneficial vegetable oils that have high phenolic content. Virgin oil is widely used in salads and as a dressing to vegetables. It can also be used in cooking but it is not recommended for deep frying or heavy cooking.

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