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How Olive Oil Boost Up Your Health?

Updated on May 7, 2011

Health Benefits of Olives

Why Olive Oil?

Olive oil, famous cooking oil originated from Mediterranean regions since thousands years ago. The amazing taste and aroma of Olive oil is most probably the reasons why people like it so much. Since ancient time, Mediterranean people start to use Olive oil as their cooking oil. The Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) containing in Olive oil provide awesome healthy benefits to whom consuming it regularly.

The Olive trees can be survived under poor and dry soil condition. This is due to its ability of storing water by its leaves. Besides Mediterranean countries, Australia also provides ideal soil condition to grow Olive trees. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed right after extraction from the olives fruits without or just with a little of extra manufacturing process.

Although the calories in Olive oil is almost the same with the calories contain in butter, but the health benefits of Olives are incomparable. The saturated fats contain in Butter may cause clogging on our blood circulation and increase the risk of heart diseases. Whereas Olive oil is able helped to reduce the risks not only for cancers, diabetes and also promoting healthy heart by preventing the "bad" cholesterol "LDL" to transform into an clogging form in our blood system to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Example for health benefits of Olives that has been found and proved are:-

How Olive Oil Helps In Reducing Heart Disease?

The monounsaturated fatty acids in Olive oil may help to slower the process of oxidization of LDL known as "bad" cholesterol at the same time increase the "good" HDL cholesterol level. The oxidization of LDL will transform into a forms that may clog our blood circulation system.

How Olive Oil Helps In Anti-Aging?

During the ancient time of Egypt, people started to use Olive oils as their cleanser instead of soap. They mixed the crunch herbs with Olive oil to produce their own cleanser an moisturizer. Until the 6th century, craftsman from France started to make Olive oil soap by mixing up the Olive oil with ashes from the sea plants. After years of researches and studies, scientists had found that the family of Olives are rich in Vitamins E and Phenols which are the powerful antioxidants that may form a protection to our skin and maintain the health of our bone joinery.

How Olive Oil Helps In Cancers Prevention?

At least 30 Polyphenols were found in Olive Oil forms a strong antioxidant protection in our body to fight with radicals. From the surveys and records shown that Mediterranean women has the lower rate of breast cancer compare with the women in other countries due to their high consumption of Olive oil. Olive oil is able to reduce the risk of breast cancer, postage cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer and skin cancer.

How Olive Oil Helps In Digestive System?

Olive oil helps to improve our digestive system by preventing constipation.

Olive oil has been categorized as healthy oil by worldwide experts and specialist. By just add few drops of this golden aroma oil in your salad and pasta to enjoy its health benefits easily.


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