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Olive oil is one of the best sources of monounsaturated fats. In addition, oleic acid, a fatty acid abundant in olive oil, appears to also protect from oxidation of LDL.
Studies concluded that olive oil "can decrease the risk of upper digestive and respiratory tract neoplasms, breast and, possibly, colorectal and other cancer sites."
Numerous studies have shown the consumption of the polyphenols found in olive oil is associated with a decrease in blood pressure.
The acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has been shown to slow the absorption of carbohydrates, which helps balance your blood sugar levels and reduce hunger.
The antioxidants found in balsamic vinegar have been shown to repair the damage caused by free radicals, produced by the oxygen used in our body.
Balsamic vinegar stimulates the pepsin enzyme activity in your body, helps break down protiens, and assists your intestines to absorb amino acids.