Olive Oil Heath Benefits & Beauty Treatment

Olive oil was once called ‘liquid gold.’ In one way they were right. Olive oil has many health benefits.

Over 73% of olive oil is a monounsaturated fat known as Oleic Acid and contains antioxidants, which if it is part of you diet it can bring you huge health benefits, such as a reduction in inflammation. Many of our modern-day diseases such as cardiovascular disease and strokes involve inflammation which Oleic Acid can help reduce.

Olive oil also contains large amounts of biologically active antioxidants which can also reduce inflammation and help prevent the cholesterol in our blood becoming oxidised. Heart disease and strokes can be caused by cholesterol being oxidised.

Let’s look at the modern diseases olive oil can help fight. All these can benefit from the unique properties of olive oil.

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Strokes

Strokes are the second biggest killer in developed countries, is caused by either bleeding on the brain or clotting. Studies have shown that olive oil is the only monounsaturated fat which has an impact reducing likelihood of strokes.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer is now the most common neuro-degenerative disease in the world it is scientists best guess that it is caused by the build up of beta amyloid plaques. Some scientific studies have observed olive oil can appears to reverse the damage done by these plaques

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Type 2 Diabetes

Oleic Acid appears to have beneficial effects on blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, which may reduce the risk of Type Two diabetes by up to 50%.

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The best way to reap the health benefits of olive oil

 

  • Make sure it is extra virgin olive oil otherwise you will not get its full benefits. If the bottle says its from several countries you can assume it has been added to other refined oils. At Olive Oil Pitstop you can be assured you are getting exactly what it says on the bottle – extra virgin olive oil.

 

  • It is believed that used in a Mediterranean diet, the benefits of olive oil are even greater. Our olive oils have such a smooth taste you will soon be looking to the Mediterranean for even more ways to incorporate them into your diet.

 

  • Can you use it in cooking at high temperatures? Yes, you can. One of the properties Olive Oil has is that it its less resistant to chemical change at high temperatures compared many other oils. That means you retain many of the benefits which you would lose with other oils.

 

  • The smooth taste of our olive oils might also encourage you to take a small shot of extra virgin olive oil each morning. The easiest way to ensure you get its benefits, especially if you have a busy lifestyle and eat on the hoof.

 

And finally…. will you put on weight?

 

No, you won’t.  We are conditioned to believe oil equals extra weight. But a study of 700,000 students showed no weight gains and some weight losses. Its believed this is because olive oil encourages you to eat more healthy components such as tomatoes, fish, and salads.

Olive Oil Beauty Treatments

Olive Oil has even more health benefits to offer. It can improve not just your internal health but your external health. It can offer Beauty and Grooming benefits with improvements in your skin, hair and can be used as a beauty preparation such as eye make up remover, shine serum, and healthy nails It has been used this way for hundreds of years.

Have a look at some of the ways you can incorporate olive oil into your beauty and grooming regime.

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Olive Oil for Hair

In olive oil’s origin, the Mediterranean, olive oil has been used as health product ever since the time of the Romans. Women of the Mediterranean region have use olive oil extensively for treating their skin and hair for generations. According to many scientific studies olive oil has the power to promote hair growth and keep your hair healthy.

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Olive Oil for Skin Care

For centuries, olive oil has been a popular beauty product and is perhaps one of the most ancient beauty products that humans have continually used. It was used by ancient Greeks and Egyptians who might not have had a clue why the oil kept their skin soft, clear and supple, but it worked. Scientists have now proved some crucial beneficial properties of olive oil. Olive oil contains antioxidants known as polyphenols, which play a crucial role in protecting and improving your skin.

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Olive Oil for Nails

In olive oil’s origin, the Mediterranean, olive oil has been used as health product ever since the time of the Romans. Women of the Mediterranean region have use olive oil extensively for treating their skin and hair for generations. According to many scientific studies olive oil has the power to promote hair growth and keep your hair healthy.

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