MIDDLE & OLD AGE
Several lines of evidence point to olive oil and the olive oil-centered Mediterranean diet as conducive to longevity. The content of olive oil in several microcomponents with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential, as well as its high content in monounsaturated lipids are the key components. Recent studies show that adopting a Mediterranean diet high in extra virgin olive oil will protect against frailty.
Disease Prevention and Treatment:
Prevention and treatment of illnesses like Alzeimers, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension and oxidative stress and cancer.It protects the body from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Lowers blood sugar level in Diabetics
Weight-loss is a real possibility when EVOO is combined with a healthy Mediterranean based diet. This is rich in vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole grains, moderate in dairy and low in meat (about three serves of white meat or fish a week, and red meat only once or twice a month).
Substitute olive oil for commercial salad dressings and for butter. Making healthy choices at every meal and for every snack is the most effective, long-term way to lose weight and keep it off. Olive oil contains vitamin E, polyphenols and anti-oxidants which fight free radicals in blood stream. The aroma of it regulates satiety hormone – serotonin in the blood which makes you feel satiated. It helps in reducing carbohydrate levels in the body. It increases the metabolic rate of the body and oxidation of unhealthy fat. The oleic acid present in it helps body to create oleoylethanolamide which reduces weight and appetite.
Olive oil exerts anti-ageing effects on the skin by maintaining optimal function of the fibroblast cells.
Olive oil appears to have a favourable effect on bone calcification, and bone mineralisation is better the more olive oil is consumed. It helps calcium absorption, thereby playing an important part in the prevention of osteoporosis.
IMPROVES Cognitive Function:
Olive-oil-rich diets may prevent memory loss in healthy elderly people and less possibility of suffering age-related cognitive decline has been observed in a study conducted on elderly people administered diets containing a large amount of monounsaturated fats, the case of olive oil particularly.
This effect is believed to occur because the monounsaturated fatty acids may help to maintain the structure of the brain cell membranes since the demand for these acids appears to grow during ageing. The same study observed that the quantity of olive oil consumed was inversely proportional to age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Eye makeup remover:
Just a drop or two of extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad is all it takes to gently and effectively remove eye makeup without irritating the delicate skin around the eye area. The biggest added advantage is that when used consistently, olive oil can soften the skin around the eyes and smooth out wrinkles
NATURAL Shaving Lubricant:
Simply wet the skin and apply olive oil then shave. It is also great to use as an after shaving gel to reduce any blemishes or ingrown hairs.