There are numerous benefits associated with olive oil consumption and there is no wonder nutritionists recommend it as a good source of monounsaturated fats.
Olive Oil Health Benefits
Extra virgin olive oil is great for heart health, brain health, skin health, bones health and it is also recommended to patients who have to follow a strict diet.
When it comes to heart health, it is known that olive oil improves the endothelial function of the arteries, decreases blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Olive oil is beneficial for brain health because it helps reducing the cognitive decline in elderly people and it helps people who struggle with depression and other mental illnesses. The skin benefits of olive oil in terms of beauty are very well-known but it is also believed that olive oil can prevent skin cancer. Olive oil helps the body to absorb calcium therefor it improves the calcification and mineralization of the bones. People who suffer from diabetes or those who struggle with obesity are advised to make olive oil their primary source of monounsaturated fats.
Home Treatments And Remedies That Uses Olive Oil
Besides all we mentioned above, olive oil can be used in various at home treatments and remedies. Women all over the world use olive oil for their skin and hair but the home treatments we are going to talk about are not that well-known even though they are very good.
Use Olive Oil To Stop Snoring
A tablespoon of olive oil before going to sleep can help people who snore during the night. Olive oil lubricate the throat muscles and that can stop people from snoring.
Use Olive Oil To Treat Lice
Most people had lice at least once in their lifetime and if you have a child who has this problem right now, you can apply olive oil to his or her hair and leave it for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, shampoo the hair and apply a preventative.
Use Olive Oil To Control Hair Frizz
Speaking of hair, olive oil is also great for people who struggle in places with a lot of humidity. All you have to do is comb some olive oil through dry hair.
Use Olive Oil To For Ear Aches
Ear aches are unpleasant but olive oil can help to reduce the pain. Place a bottle of olive oil in warm water for about 5 minutes then pour a few drops of warm olive oil into your affected ear. If you suspect an ear infection, infuse the olive oil with crushed garlic and then pour some drops of olive oil into the ears but first make sure you removed all the garlic from the olive oil.
Use Olive Oil To Cure Diaper Rash
Olive oil is great for any type of skin irritation and can be used for babies who have diaper rash. Your baby’s skin will be less irritated and itchy and the rash will heal faster.
Use Olive Oil To Treat Acne
Acne usually occurs on oily skin so using olive oil to treat it may sound bizarre but it works. Don’t apply olive oil to the skin though! Make a paste by combining three tablespoons of olive oil with four tablespoons of salt. Rub the mixture on to your face and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off with a cleansing gel and warm water. Salt cleanses and exfoliates the pores and olive oil maintains the skin’s natural moisture so if you apply this daily for a week then two or three times per week, you should be able to see improvements in your condition.