Olive oil is known to have many benefits from the ancient times to the current times. In this article, we are going to review the various benefits of olive oil.
1.) Skin care: Mountain Town Olive Oil is known to contain antioxidant properties. Olive oil contains an ingredient known as squalene that helps in reversing and preventing damage brought about by cancer-causing ultra-violet radiations. It is also rich in some vitamins including Vitamin A, D, K and E. Olive oil also helps in moisturizing and hydrating one’s skin.
2.) Helps in preventing diabetes and breast cancer: Olive oil is capable of lowering one’s blood pressure and also preventing heart-related diseases and hence helps a big way in preventing and controlling diabetes. Olive oil is rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats that help in lowering one’s blood pressure and hence preventing diabetes and heart-related diseases (cardio-vascular diseases). Studies have shown that olive oil contains a compound known as oleuropein that helps in preventing breast cancer.
3.) Promotes Bone health: Olive oil contributes a lot in bone strengthening and formation. Olive oil also helps in preventing osteoporosis by increasing the bone mass. However olive oil is to be used with foods reach in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus among much more so to enhance effective bone strength. It also prevents arthritis related inflammations.
4.) Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects one’s memory (memory loss). Olive oil contains oleocanthal that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Olive oil polyphenols also reverse the oxidative damage that occurs in one’s brain ( especially the elderly people).
5.) Reduces cholesterol levels in the body: The fact that olive oil has mono and polyunsaturated fats makes it have the ability to reduce cholesterol levels when used instead of other oils. These fats are always considered good fats. Apart from the fats, olive oil has antioxidant properties and also polyphenols that help you keep your heart in great shape.
6.) Remedy for constipation: Olive oil helps in smoothening the inner walls of one’s rectum. The monounsaturated fats that are available in olive oil help in retaining more water in one’s stools and hence softening it (stool). One should only take 3 table spoons of olive oil, exceeding this may cause diarrhea and abdominal pains. Olive oil is also not recommended to children.
7.) Remedy for kidney stones: A mixture of olive oil and lemon juice helps in making kidney stones pass. Kidney stones are broken down by the lemon juice due to its acidic nature. Olive oil aids in lubrication of the kidney stones. One should take this concoction twice in a day preferably twice a day. It should also be accompanied with a lot of water.
8.) Olive oil also helps in hair growth and nourishment. Applying olive oil on your prevents baldness and also increases blood flow to your scalp and hence promote better growth. It also prevents breakage, dandruff, and fungus. To enjoy this benefits olive oil can be administered either orally or applied on one’s hair.