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- #578251Only using olive oil instead of other oils for cooking and consuming homegrown vegetables is not likely to increase longevity. Many factors affect the life expectancy, the main being genetics, environmental factors, healthcare, hygiene, lifestyle, physical activity or exercise and of course diet and nutrition. People in Spain, France and Australia have higher average longevity compared to that of Italy.
Longevity is related to a healthy social and family life. It includes regular physical exercise, not smoking , limiting consuming alcohol, sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night and not eating snacks between the meals.
However, growing vegetables at home and using olive oil is a winning combination. It is believed that olive oil gives better results when consumed by sprinkling it on salad instead of boiling the same for making deep-fried Indian snacks and 'puri/paratha'. Boiling it decomposes its constituents. Scientific studies have indicated that regular consumption of olive oil may lower risk of mortality and several chronic diseases.
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