2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet and other eating regimens that emphasize minimally processed plant-based foods. The olive tree manufactures antioxidant compounds such as lignans, flavanols, and glycosides. Research shows these compounds regulate blood sugar, combat arterial plaque, and viruses, and protect the liver. Extra virgin olive oil contains 62 mg polyphenols per 100 mL.

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