18 Health & beauty benefits of olive oil that amaze you

updates: 04/17/2014

In addition to the wonderful it adds to the dish, olive oil is considered as one of healing wonders of the nature. Olive oil is touted for its health benefits in many recipes and diet books. To get the most benefits and the best bang for your bucks, here is something you should know about benefits of olive oil.

18 Health And Beauty Benefits Of Olive Oil That Amaze You

I. Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

1. Improve Heart Health And Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

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According to some prestigious studies, those people who consume olive oil every day can protect themselves well from a stroke. A diet rich in olive oil might be able to reduce the aging process of the human heart.

When we age, the arteries might not function as well as they did, thereby leading to some health problems. In fact, a diet containing olive oil or other monounsaturated fats can enhance the arterial function of the old.

2. Prevent Diabetes

Such low-fat diet is often recommended for those who want to prevent various serious diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. Actually, high fat diets might increase the potential risk of some diseases, such as cancer or diabetes. Diabetes leads to severe spikes as well as drops in the blood sugar levels; thus, people with this problem have to be so careful to maintain the blood sugar levels stably. One solution is to eat a diet that is low in carborhydrates. However, nowadays, experts indicate that diet rich in monounsaturated fat, which is found in olive oil, is much effective compared with the first solution.

3. Reduce Cancer Risk

The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, might mimic the impact of ibuprofen in decreasing inflammation that can reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as its reoccurrence. Lignans and squalene are some of the components of olive oil which bring positive effects on cancer.

Also, olive oil is effective in preventing cancer. Along with other components of a Mediterranean diet, might contribute to the ability of preventing of malignant melanoma, which is a dangerous kind of skin cancer. This might be slowed down by the intake of olive oil, which is high in antioxidants.

Learn how to prevent cancer beforehand effectively with useful tips in our website here.

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2 Responses to “18 Health & beauty benefits of olive oil that amaze you”

  1. Michael Bradley
    February 28, 2014 at 3:10 am

    “your zeal is invaluable if a right one, but if wrong, the greater the zeal the greater the evil.” – Nietzsche.

    While I am an enthusiastic advocate for extra virgin olive oil, it is essential to emphasize the grade and quality because both are directly related to the health and sensory benefits you mention. Refined olive oil, usually sold as 100% “pure” olive oil ,or “lite” olive oil have had all of the beneficial antioxidants destroyed during the refining process and are therefore lacking in most of the benefits you describe. In addition, all olive oil is perishable and the benefits (polyphenols) decline with age. This makes the harvest date and storage conditions critical factors to be considered. And finally, the quality of extra virgin olive oil varies wildly. Some EVOO’s contain as much as two to three times more antioxidants (polyphenols) than others. In general, the more robust and fresh, (grassy, slightly bitter, and pungent), the extra virgin, the healthier and more concentrated the antioxidants and health benefits. Never buy olive oil in large plastic containers that sit in the cupboard for months. These oils go downhill at an accelerated rate once they are opened and exposed to air. Purchase no more than a months supply at a time and make sure you know the all important harvest date. The harvest date should not be confused with the so called “best if used by date” or “packaged date”. These are arbitrary dates usually meant to assure the customer, but often have little to do with reality. All olive oil goes down hill and the lower quality goes down at a much faster rate. Buy what you can use in a thirty day period of time and always in a UV protected container, (no clear glass or clear plastic). If you follow these simple guidelines you will be rewarded from both sensory and nutritional standpoints. Well made FRESH extra virgin olive oil is a super food and delivers all the benefits and more than what this article claims.

    • Tony Nguyen
      March 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Insightful thoughts Michael,
      Thanks for stoping by our blog :)

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