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How will olive oil help to clean out my arteries?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: It won't.

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol - the "healthy" cholesterol - in your blood.
High HDL levels are associated with a lower incidence of heart attacks and strokes. But the idea that olive oil can somehow "clean out your arteries" is ludicrous, no matter what dr. Oz and other pseudo-experts say.

In brief: It won't.

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol - the "healthy" cholesterol - in your blood.
High HDL levels are associated with a lower incidence of heart attacks and strokes. But the idea that olive oil can somehow "clean out your arteries" is ludicrous, no matter what dr. Oz and other pseudo-experts say.
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