Top 5 Incredible Benefits of Olive Oil
Did you know that Olive Oil has the largest amount of heart healthy fats or good fats compared to other vegetable oils?
Founder & Director at GAIA – Dolly Kumar, an eminent entrepreneur and a health & wellness enthusiast, talks about the myriad health benefits of Olive Oil.
If you are a culinary connoisseur or obsessed with watching cookery shows, then Olive Oil probably is that one special ingredient you use in your various cuisines. One of the important ingredients in the Mediterranean diet (and not talking about pizzas & lasagne here!), consumption of olive oil provides with a countless number of health benefits.
As a matter of fact, when it comes to cardiovascular diseases, people from the Mediterranean have the lowest mortality rates (olive oil is produced & consumed the most in the Mediterranean). Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats (also called good fats) making it good for your heart. The following is a list of 5 benefits of consumption of olive oil:
Learn olive oil benefits for skin
Consumption of olive oil is good for the skin health. Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins that help nourish your skin internally. It’s rich Vitamin – E content helps restore skin smoothness and protects from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Furthermore, Vitamin – E & polyphenols in olive oil provides with anti-ageing benefits.
Rich in vitamins A & E and anti-oxidants, olive oil is also ideal when it comes to hair. It helps protect the keratin in hair and retain the moisture. Besides consumption, you can also apply olive oil on your hair and restore the strength and lustre.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids which are considered healthy dietary fats. It helps lower the levels of blood cholesterol – LDL (or bad cholesterol) and at the same time help raise the levels of HDL (or good cholesterol). Experts agree that regular consumption of olive oil reduces the chances of cardiovascular diseases.
Our brain uses a lot a lot of oxygen to function. It makes it vulnerable to oxidation caused by free radicals. Olive oil is rich in natural anti-oxidants and thus fights oxidation. Also the rich vitamin content of Olive oils helps maintain good memory and also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
5. WEIGHT LOSS
Consumption of olive oil helps reduce hunger pangs and calorie intake. It also helps reduce the carbohydrate levels in the body. Squeeze half a lemon in 1 cup of lukewarm water and add 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil and gulp down every morning on an empty stomach. This not only helps you in getting faster weight loss results but also helps in detoxification.
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