Since olive oil lowers the levels of total blood cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, doctors have recommended replacing animal fats with olive oil to help combat the rising obesity.
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 during the period of growth and in the prevention of osteoporosis.
The nutrients and essential fatty acids in olive oil heal damaged skin.Olive oil is naturally antibacterial which helps to kill germs that cause acne. Anti-oxidants present in it reduce the appearance of acne scars. It reduces redness, swelling, and inflammation caused by breakouts.
Olive oil cleanses away dead skin cells and other toxins that clog pores. The vitamin E in olive oil restores the skin’s natural oil balance which helps to prevent acne along with scars. Olive oil contains beta-carotenes, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins D, E, and K that strengthen the immune system to prevent infections that cause acne.
NATURAL 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.
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.