Olive oil is one of the main ingredients in Mediterranean region. That due to the fact it is rich in vitamins and has a major role in having a good health.
The last studies show that olive oil reduces the risks of heart disease and it is good in fighting the bad cells. The same studies assure that olive oil:
- Prevents the type 2 of diabetes
- Keeps suitable the level of sugar in blood to patients who have diabetes
- Reduces the risk of heart attacks
- Reduces the chances of breast cancer
But what makes the olive oil so special and healthy?
FATS PROFILE: Olive oil is composed by healthy fats and has a minimum of unhealthy fats. This is extremely important in keeping on control the level of cholesterol in your blood.
The extra virgin olive oil has more than 230 bioactive ingredients like: antioxidants, vitamin E etc.
How to choose and store the olive oil?
The way you choose and store the oil is very important.
The light, the warmth and oxygen not only damage the taste and its flavor but also its food benefits. Keep your oil in darkness and in glass bottles. Don’t buy it in big amounts but buy only what you need.
Don’t keep the olive near the oven or other places that serve as heat source.
Olive oil has a lot of benefits in your skin, health and hair.
In health it is good in blood pressure, weight loss, cholesterol, cancer and many other diseases. The last studies show that olive oil prevents Alzheimer. In a study made to the mices was showed that they had a better memory after olive oil was used to them and this support the idea of humans who suffer from Alzheimer.
Benefits for skin:
- It helps in removing the make-up.
- Improves skin health when you apply it in your face,
- Cures cracked heels,
- Olive oil has such good benefits for hair.
- Keeps your hair healthy and shiny.
It also can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment when the hairs are very damaged and need treatment.
This “food” is very effective for your nails. If your nails are damaged, a little amount of olive oil can make them look healthy and improve the appearance of them.
Having the olive oil in your kitchen is the beginning of a healthy food..
Read also: How to Have a Healthier Skin.