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Olive Oil Health Benefits
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Other than adding flavor to your food, many people have wondered what are some of the health benefits that olive oil provides. Olive Oil Heath Benefits are many and just to name a few I have covered some of the ways this oil helps in maintaining good health.

Health Benefits

It may not surprise you that olive oil is a great addition to many dishes, but it is also rich in monounsaturated fat. This type of fat has been discovered as providing excellent health benefits. It is also filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that have the ability to protect you against illness. Olive oil has been studied and shown to help protect you against:

Protection against heart disease

Promote healthy digestion

Ease the painful symptoms of Ulcers and Gastritis

Lower your chance of Gallstone formation

Just eating two tablespoons of olive oil a week daily for one week has shown less oxidation of LDL’s and higher levels of antioxidants in the blood. You can also benefit from vitamin E and phenols

Common Uses

Common uses are cooking, using as a bath or body oil, lip balm, controlling hair frizz, and maintaining healthy looking nails. For cooking you can start by replacing butter with olive oil in your recipes. To use as a body oil you can apply a small amount to your body or face after a bath. It doesn’t take a lot to soften your skin. To add to your bath as a bath oil you simply add a few drops to the water while it is running. After your bath you will notice immediately the soft texture your skin has. To help prevent chapped lips try adding a bit of olive oil to your lips in the winter. You will be amazed on how well this works in place of your lip balm. To tame that frizzy hair you can add a drop of oil and comb it through your hair, and for a naturally polished look to your nails try rubbing a bit of olive oil into your nails and cuticles. These are all simple to do and they work.

Conclusion

There are several more health benefits to olive oil. Olive oil is a natural gift we can give to ourselves both as nourishment and a healing agent.

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My name is Tanya and I have several blogs and websites that offer advice and tips. I'm a mom and information on natural remedies and staying healthy is important to me. After surviving cancer I have searched for the best natural and organic foods. Passing on what I learn to others is what I enjoy!


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Ruben1  

Great article!..Olive oil can be use basically for anything. I personally don't like using olive oil to cook rice. As a chef in my household, it clumps up the rice. I also like to add vitamin E to the Olive oil and use it for my skin, lips and hands :-).....

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  about 3 years ago

Olive Oil when uncooked reduces cholesterol fast.

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  about 4 years ago

Useful article. I switched to using Olive Oil for all cooking with the exception of the fryer which uses Sunflower oil. Olive oil is fantastic for cooking, just one piece of advice. Virgen olive oil especially extra virgen is not for cooking with. Save this for salad dressings and similar. Cook with normal olive oil, it is also usually the cheapest.

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  about 5 years ago

Had no idea that the oil could be used as a treatment for hair. Thanks for such an insightful article.

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  about 5 years ago
AnnMarie  

I don't use any other oil but olive oil whether it's for cooking or otherwise like on salads and for bread dipping. Seems I have a kindred spirit here. :)

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  about 5 years ago

I love olive oil and use it on every dish. I know that olive oil is healthy since I was a child from my mother. Great article.

Reply
  about 6 years ago

Thank you, and me too I just love it! I'm glad you enjoyed the article :)

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  about 6 years ago
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