Herbal Remedies

Amazing olive oil benefits for hair, skin, heart and health problems

There is a lot of hype about Olive Oil these days . But genuinely it is worth all the hype because of its diversified uses .

Olive Oil is prepared by crushing olives .Hence , it is a very good substitute for vegetable oil . This is because it has got various health benefits over other oils.It has been linked to increasing good cholesterol in body.This is one such oil which moisturizes skin from within. Here , we list some of its proven benefits .

  1. Rich in healthy mono-unsaturated fats

Olive Oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. The fatty acid in it is believed to have many beneficial effects, including being a healthy choice for cooking.

  1. Excellent source of anti-oxidants

Olive Oil is a rich source of anti-oxidants which helps fight diseases such as inflammations, cholesterol and even cholesterol. It contains vitamin E and K .

  1. Helps prevent strokes and heart diseases

Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding. Studies have resulted that Olive Oil is the source of monounsaturated fat associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart disease. Extra virgin Olive Oil lowers inflammation, protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation, improves the function of the lining of the blood vessels, and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting.

  1. Good For Digestion

Olive Oil can also work wonders for your gastrointestinal tract and colon. Olive Oil helps stimulates the digestive system, making food move smoothly through the colon.

  1. Treats depression

Studies show that Olive Oil can increase the levels of serotonin, the brain chemical that is also called the happiness hormone.

  1. Reduces wrinkles and signs of ageing

To use it as face pack to remove wrinkles , mix Olive Oil ( 2 tablespoon), and lemon juice(1 tablespoon), and a pinch of sea salt . This combination rejuvenates skin from within.

  1. Pain reliever

Oleocanthal, a compound present in the olive oil, lends Olive Oil immense anti-inflammatory properties, thereby making Olive Oil an excellent pain reliever be it externally or internally

  1. Promotes brain health

The good amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids present in extra virgin Olive Oil are good for brain and memory power.

  1. Protects against heart diseases

Extra virgin Olive Oil lowers inflammation, protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation, improves the function of the lining of the blood vessels, and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting.

  1. Does Not Cause Weight Gain and Obesity

If Olive Oil is used for cooking , it does not aid in weight gain. It is a healthy oil.

  1. Treats cracked heels
    To treat cracked heels , exfoliate your cracked heels, with a tablespoon of olive oil and lemon water to get instant results.
  2. Helps treat Dandruff
    Olive Oil moisturizes your hair and reduces scalp irritation, which further reduces dandruff. Just heat a cup of Olive Oil and massage hair thoroughly, especially on the scalp and on the ends. Let it sit for 20 minutes, post which rinse your hair with mild shampoo.

 

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