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Natural wonder olive oil

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The oil extracted from those green olives is nothing less than elixir of life. Right from your kitchen to your cosmetic kit to your medicine rack, olive oil is conspicuously present in many households. Why so? That’s because olive oil is truly a natural wonder.

 Read the content to explore the goodness of olive oil.

 

Extremely beneficial for cardiovascular health

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats (MUFA), which is actually needed by our body. Olive oil can be used safely for regular cooking as it has immense benefits on heart health. It helps to keep up the good cholesterol without causing any damage to the arteries. Those suffering from high cholesterol and other heart complications can replace their cooking oil with olive oil. Apart from that, extra virgin olive oil, being rich in vitamin E protects the heart from inflammatory diseases. 

When you eat foods cooked in olive oil, you are at much less risk of having stroke and heart attacks.

 

Olive oil has natural antioxidant properties

The antioxidant hydroxytyrosol is known to offer holistic protection against obesity and diabetes. Its anti-inflammatory action on body reduces chances of having osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, etc. For all these reasons, intake of olive oil is so strongly recommended. 

The same antioxidant property of olive oil has been explored to fight cold and this why nasal sprays contain olive oil.

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The goodness of vitamin E is endowed on your skin and hair

Olive oil is the one stop solution for any kind of hair and skin problems. All you need to do is massage your scalp and skin with olive oil to receive its benefits. Regular olive oil massage keeps your skin supple and radiant. 

Extra virgin olive oil contains more than 80% oleic acid, which promotes elasticity of the skin, reduces wrinkles and repairs skin. Furthermore, being a natural conditioner, it renders shine to the hair and stops hair loss and premature greying. Scalp problems like dandruff, itching, irritation and dryness are eradicated with regular use of olive oil.

 

Olive oil is believed to have anticancer properties

Being enriched with anti-oxidants, olive oil eliminates toxic substances from the body, thereby protecting the healthy cells from free radical damage. When you have olive oil regularly, you are naturally protected against colon and skin cancer.

 

Have olive to preserve your bones

Researchers have found out that people who survive on Mediterranean diet have no or very less problems associated with bones. And guess why? The foods are cooked, garnished and tossed with olive oil. The study also revealed that their blood contained higher levels of osteocalcin- a protein found in bones that contribute to increased bone density. So the proof lies just before you... Have olive oil for healthy bones and proof yourself from osteoporosis.
 

Explore some more natural wonders of olive oil...
  • Use olive oil to remove traces of makeup from your face and eyes
  • Men out there, you can use olive oil as a substitute for shaving cream
  • Massage your skin with olive oil to remove sun tan
  • Sip one tablespoon of olive oil before going to bed to get rid of snoring
  • Add few drops of olive oil to remove hardened ear wax that might be causing earache

So why delay to experience the benefits of olive oil? Grab a bottle of extra virgin oil and use it in any ways.

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: January 30, 2014