According to a recent report by the University of California Davis Olive Center summarizes that a daily consumption of at least two tablespoons (approximately 30 grams) of phenol-rich Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be effective in lowering blood pressure.
Polyphenols are substances that are found in many plants and provide some flowers, fruits, and vegetables their color. Polyphenols have antioxidant activity that protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules made by the process of oxidation during normal metabolism). Free radicals may play a part in cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other diseases of aging. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other natural and manufactured substances