9. Type 2 Diabetes
While most of the traditional studies that have been done in the past show that high fat diets can increase the risk for certain health problems such as diabetes, it now appears thanks to newer and more improved studies that it is more important to look at what type of fat you have in your diet as opposed to how much. We now know that monounsaturated fats are good for body and these are the types of fats that are found in abundance in foods such as olive oil, nuts and seeds. So having olive oil in your diet can actually protect you from diseases such as type 2 diabetes.