Olive Oil for a Better Health

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Olive and its benefits have been known since many years. It has been used and revered as a natural skin care product for centuries. Basically an evergreen tree growing in the Mediterranean region, it has been extremely handy in the western regions. Olive oil has been more than mere food to the people of the Mediterranean: it has been used for medicinal, healing and other purposes as well due to its mild laxative and demulcent properties. In India it took some time to get popularized. The oil has a heavy texture is usually yellowish golden in color. The purest form is from the extra virgin. Although a tad bit expensive than the others, investing in this universal multi-healing oil will do great wonders. Olive is known for its antioxidant properties. Thus assisting in repairing cells and in preventing cell damage. Olive oil is healing and suitable to every skin types. It has found use for food lovers. Olive oil has many nourishing properties and can be used for many things besides cooking. Soaps made from extra-virgin olive oil have been used for centuries. It is also called as the liquid gold. In ancient Greece, it was ritually used by athletes to massage it all over their bodies. The importance of the olive industry in ancient times was very high.


Olive oil is a fantastic source of useful vitamins. It helps reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, effective towards certain forms of carcinogenic tumors and cancers, asthma and arthritis. It is specifically helpful against skin cancers and different kinds of allergies and inflammations too. It is a great key for health conscious people and can actually help maintain a lower weight. The vitamin E found in the olive oil is the most significant content. Some scientific evidences suggest that eating about 2 tbsp of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil.Adding some olive oil to your hair conditioner will help to give the desired and beautiful shine. As we are well aware, olive oil is rich in antioxidants, Hydroxytyrosol is thought to be the main antioxidant compound in olives which are known to help slow aging. It can be widely used as both a food and a skin care product to work against wrinkles and other signs of aging. Gently rubbing around your eyes with some of this oil, that is, around your eye lids and under your eyes. Be aware not to let it in your eyes. Olive oil acts as a great moisturizer for the lips. So instead of investing in several lip balms, you can try the benefits of olive oil for smoother and chap free lips. Rubbing on some of the oil on nails and feet will make them softer and smoother. Also dabbing it on the nails gives an instant glow to them. A warm footbath can also be prepared by adding a spoon of the oil and soaking the hands and feet for a few minutes. Also at the time of bath adding a tablespoon of olive oil to the bath tub helps.

Olive oil can be efficiently used for massage of the body to remove the dirt and grime that’s clogging your pores and creating blemishes. It is also used as a food the skin as applying natural oils on the body benefits the skin of the body in many special ways. It also makes for a great hair oil so that next time you can flaunt your shiny hair. Even using skin products containing olive oil is a huge hit amongst many beauty conscious people. It has beneficiary results as a skin cleansing element as well. Mixing some vinegar and olive oil in little bit of water can act as a night lotion. This will make an excellent cream that will help soften your face and evens out your skin complexion. Olive oil can be used as an effective shaving oil to shave facial and other body hair. Also after the shaving is done it can be applied as a soothing lotion to the skin for moisturization.

Olive oil is a great culinary ingredient as well. It is not only a rich source of Vitamin E, but also helps fight cholesterol. LDL cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol is reduced while the level of the good cholesterol, that is, HDL goes up. It is absolutely low in fat and high in antioxidants and it provides anti inflammatory and antithrombotic effects to the human beings. Extra virgin olive oil is actually staple of Italian cooking and other European nations too use it largely and known as an oil with many health benefits. So next time grab a jar of this oil from the nearest shop and prepare your favorite pastas and paneer preparations using this. It is even used as an ingredient in salad dressings

Apart from that it can be used for housekeeping purposes as well. It also works as a lubricant for the machineries that are used within the kitchen like mixers. Thus, very handy to use. Olive oil has been around for centuries and its benefits are definitely many but the side effects are very few. One cannot deny the fact that it is a wonderfully natural, organic mineral used extensively to achieve all kinds of results.