Thursday 26 March 2015

Health benefits of olive oil

culled frtom:

Olive oil is a natural oil, so it is very good for the body and its many healthy benefits is definitely something that should be explored.
It is a very good source of mono-unsaturated fats, probably one of the best sources, which we all know is a type of fat doctors recommend for the body.
Olive oil has a lot of compounds that work as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients in the body, hence, the need for us to incorporate it in our daily diet.
  1. Helps prevent some types of cancer- Olives contain vitamin E, which has the ability to neutralize free radicals in the body fat. Studies have shown that a diet supplemented by olive oil leads to a lower risk of colon cancer, this almost as low a risk as a diet rich in fish oil.
  2. Weight loss- Olive oil helps in reducing one's weight as the unsaturated fatty acids in it helps reduce your cholesterol level, since high cholesterol level is a sign of being overweight.
  3. Good for your heart- Since olive oil lowers your cholesterol level which narrows the arteries,the most common cause of high blood pressure, increases high density lipoprotein(HDL) in the body, which plays a protective role, and helps prevent unwanted blood clotting, a key reason of heart attacks and strokes, it definitely pays to use it instead of your saturated cooking oil.
  4. Protects the skin- Whether olive oil is ingested or applied directly on the skin, it nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin.
  5. Conditions the hair- Olive oil serves as a good, natural hair conditioner, you can use it alone or get even better results by mixing it with an egg yolk and leaving it for a few minutes before rinsing and washing.
In conclusion, there are a lot of health benefits to be derived from adding olive oil to your daily activities, so, try it and see the amazing, healthy results.


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