Adding Olive Oil to your diet, skin routine, your hair conditioning will reap health benefits for years of wellness to come.
There are several different types of Olive Oil:
Virgin Olive Oil is manufactured from whole, ripe, undamaged olives without heat. It is an unrefined oil that still contains many factors unique to Olives.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Olive Oil that is prepared from only the highest quality Olives. Strict guidelines are followed during the commercial processing of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains higher levels of Oleuropein (natural wide-spectrum antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.) compared to other versions of Olive Oil.
Non-Virgin or Refined Olive Oil is refined, deodorized, degummed and bleached using heat. This form of Olive Oil has been subjected to nutrient loss and molecular changes that are detrimental to human health.
The Amazing Health Benefits of Olive Oil are:
Used in the Mediterranean diet quite extensively, olive oil has many health benefits.
For the Cardiovascular System
Olive Oil (only Extra Virgin Olive Oil) reduces the risk of Atherosclerosis (due to the Antioxidant)
Olive Oil inhibits abnormal Blood Clotting (by lowering plasma Fibrinogen levels).
Olive Oil lowers Blood Pressure in Hypertension patients – In one human study, the use of 2/3 tablespoon of Olive Oil per day reduced Blood Pressure by five systolic points and four diastolic points.
Olive Oil (daily consumption of Olive Oil for at least four weeks) lowers the risk of Ischemic Heart Disease.
For the Digestive System
Olive Oil stimulates the secretion of Bile
Olive Oil alleviates constipation.
Olive Oil reduces the production of Cholesterol-induced Gallstones. For the Immune System
Olive Oil lowers the risk of developing some types of Cancer-
Olive Oil lowers the risk of developing Breast Cancer.
– Olive Oil helps to prevent Colon Cancer (by maintaining the integrity of the Mucous Membranes that line the Colon).
– Olive Oil helps to prevent Lung Cancer.
For the Metabolism
Olive Oil contains substances that possess Antioxidant properties.
Olive Oil neutralizes dietary Cholesterol, preventing it from entering the bloodstream – Olive Oil decreases serum LDL Cholesterol and inhibits the oxidation of LDL Cholesterol. – Olive Oil increases serum HDL Cholesterol.
For the Musculoskeletal System
Olive Oil helps to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis.
For the Nervous System
Olive Oil (46 grams per day) helps to prevent Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI) (due to the high content of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids in Olive Oil helping to maintain the structural integrity of Cell Membranes of Brain Cells).
Olive Oil improves some aspects of Mental Function.
For the Sexual System
– Female Olive Oil (applied topically to the breasts as a compress) alleviates Mastalgia (painful breasts).
For the Skin
Olive Oil (applied topically) alleviates Bruising.
Olive Oil (applied topically) accelerates the healing of Calluses.
Olive Oil (applied topically to the Scalp) helps to soften Dandruff, thereby facilitating its elimination.
Olive Oil alleviates Eczema (where Eczema is due to deficiency of Fatty Acids).
By adding Olive Oil to your diet and body maintenance routines, there are so many wonderfully healthy results that can happen. Healthy skin, weight loss and management, great hair, healthy bones.
Adding Olive oil to your diet is easy, not all recipes will taste better with Olive oil so it shouldn’t be a replacement for the vegetable oil you use now for baking.
Ref. In-Tele-Health © 2002 (from Hyperhealth Pro CD-ROM)