Vitamin E supply:
Unborn children need to keep significant reserves of vitamin E during birth and for growth.
General Health of the fetus:
Pregnant women are often advised to include olive oil in their diet due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. This heart healthy oil has the ability to improve brain function and learning capacities in young children. The consumption of extra virgin olive oil has been linked to a positive effect on a child's height, weight, and cognitive and behavioral development. A recent study in Spain found that early intervention with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with additional extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and pistachios reduces the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and improves outcomes for mother and baby.
Stretch mark REDUCTION:
Olive oil, with its rich content of vitamin E, acts as an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It contains squalene and triglycerol which hydrate the skin and take away the dryness and dullness. Olives are also a rich source of antioxidants. The free radical damage is reversed by these antioxidants to restore the skin’s health. Olive oil contains wound healing and anti-inflammatory compounds that can accelerate the healing process of the stretch marks.