Olive oil benefits, uses and storage are very important for us to know. To begin with, it is a liquid which we obtain from the fruits of olives.
People also call olive oil as the ‘liquid gold’, due to its golden colour.
This possesses a lot of ingredients that humans use as a natural medication for healing from long ago. This benefit uses and storage of it incredibly to human health.
In the first place, we should say our gratitude to nature for presenting us such a wonderful gift.
Nutrients Value of Olive Oil:
Extra virgin olive oil contents the following nutrients in100 g. It is 153% of DV:
- Monounsaturated fat: 73g (oleic acid consists of the main part).
- Vitamin E: 13% of DV (the Daily Value).
- Vitamin K: 7% of DV.
- Saturated Fat: 14g, 70% of DV.
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g.
- Cholesterol: 0mg.
- Sodium: 2mg.
- Potassium: 1mg.
- Iron: 3% of DV
It will astonish you if you know
A few of the uses and the miraculous benefits and storage of this ‘liquid gold’.
Breast Cancer Preventer
If you cook food in it, it enables us so that breast cancer may be prevented. Most importantly it contains oleuropein, a natural compound found in olive leaf, therefore, it has potential anti-breast cancer properties.
In laboratory testing, it has been seen that the women who are eating foods cooked with this oil are 62% less prone to breast cancer.
Extra virgin oil defends the body from breast cancer than other vegetable oils. Besides the oil diminishes the activity of Ras oncogene p21 protein.
This oncogene helps DNA from damage, increases the death of tumour cells and makes the necessary changes in protein signalling pathways.
2. Diabetes Preventer
If we cook food with it, this can also keep your blood sugar under control.
Therefore a diet rich with mono and polyunsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can prevent diabetes.
Oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil improves memory and thereby helps to cure Alzheimer slowly and gradually if it is used on a regular basis. It indirectly implies sound and sufficient sleep.
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- Strengthens Bones
Olive Oil helps to give strength to your bones.
Olive oil increases the level of brain chemicals, called serotonin. Therefore it helps to overcome depression. Therefore, it is a good stress management technique.
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6 Cholesterol Controller
Olive oil is very much helpful to minimize the level of bad cholesterol in the human body.
Saturated and polyunsaturated fats are found in minimum levels in olive oil which helps to control blood cholesterol levels in the body. Most importantly a high level of monounsaturated fatty acid – around 75-80%, present in it helps to build good cholesterol and HDL in the human body.
An extra virgin olive oil helps to lower LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol in the human body.
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Olive oil is rich in vitamins E, K, iron, omega-3, 6 fatty acids, and various antioxidants. These nutrients help to improve the functioning of the digestive system in the human body and to prevent constipation.
Kidney Stones Eliminator
Consumption of olive oil can also help dissolve stones that develop in the human kidney.
By mixing the same quantity of olive oil and lemon juice with water, drink in the morning can solve the problem.
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Helps Dilute Ear Wax
Pour one or two drops of olive oil in your earhole with the help of a dropper. Make sure it stays there for around 10 minutes. It will dilute ear wax. Do it for a few days(5-7). The wax will come out automatically.
- Try to make your food using extra virgin oil every day. It helps in proper blood circulation to the brain. Besides, it dilutes blood clots in the blood vessels and helps to prevent strokes in the elder age.
- Perks Up Sex Life
Take an excellent aphrodisiac massage by using this oil. Most importantly it will surely and certainly increase blood circulation to every part of your body, including the sex organs.
12 An ache Reliever
In the case of external or internal injury, extra virgin oil relieves pain. Because it is found that olive oil contains oleocanthal, and it helps to prevent inflammation in the human body, therefore, it helps to heal any type of disease, be it topical or chronic.
Most importantly, Daily eating of extra virgin oil can help to prevent stroke.
Aged people taking it in the diet is 41% less vulnerable to the risk of strokes. Because strokes occur due to clots of blood within the blood vessels in the human body. Therefore it can even damage the brain, leading to death. It helps to dilute the blood and ensures proper blood flow in the brain.
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14.Helps to Promote Weight Loss:
In fact, olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids(MUFA). It is helpful for our weight loss. Actually it helps in our digestion. As a result of good digestion, our bowel movement is very good and frequent.
Moreover, it possesses a high amount of oleic acid. It keeps us full for hours. It, in turn, helps to lose weight naturally.
Furthermore, the antioxidant polyphenol indirectly assists our weight loss.
14.Olive Oil for Better Skin:
To begin with, it possesses the capacity to be an important item in our skincare routine.
At first, we should use extra virgin olive oil. It is full of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-ageing properties. This is because there are a lot of antioxidants and vitamins (K and E) too in olive oil. Added to this is polyphenols.
All these put up a defensive barrier against harmful free radicals. Indeed, free radicals are able to damage our skin. We also use sunscreen to defend our skin from free radicals and ultra-violate rays.
However, it is very effective against common skin problem like
- Psoriasis and etc.
Besides, it can moisturize our skin, particularly effective for those who have dry skin. Further, it is very good and useful to make up remover. Apart from these, we use this oil in preparing various home-made remedies and DIY items. It helps us a great deal to get a radiant and flawless skin.
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15.Olive Oil for Better Hair:
In many ways, it is also very helpful for our hair. At first, it moisturizes our hair. As a result, it can minimize scalp irritation. Therefore, it reduces the problem of dandruff. All these can ensure to tackle the problem of hair loss.
Usages of Olive Oil to get most of its benefits
Sometimes, we use it in divorce methods to treat constipation.
Raw Olive Oil
Cure constipation by taking an equal mixture of it and lemon juice in the morning in the empty stomach until it is cured.
Olive Oil with Fruit salad
We can take a tablespoon of it with fruits like apple, orange, cucumber, guava, banana, pomegranate or broccoli that are wealthy in fibre (daily one/two times.)
Cook healthy recipes with olive oil-
By making breakfast, lunch, dinner food items with this oil, you may help to make not only yourself healthy and fit but also your family.
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How to pick and Store and use olive oil to get maximum benefits of it.
You need to remember some things while choosing them.
Verify extra virgin of it. The oil remains in good quality and it is good to use it within two years from the date of manufacturing if it is stored properly in a dark place at room temperature. Always try to use domestically produced oil. Good quality of this oil is produced
The storage of olive oil is of much importance rather than its selection.
Stores the oil in a dark and cool room where the temperature remains below normal room temperature. Take special care in hot summer days. Keep the oil far from warmth, air, and light. Further, we will close the mouth-cover of the bottle extremely tightly.
As a matter of fact, olive oil lasts longer in comparison to other cooking oils. So give the benefits of savings. Some varieties can even last up to three years.
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Therefore you see that olive oil can help us to prevent a number of diseases if we use it properly and regularly.
It will reduce our day to day medical expenses, and at the same time helps to save some extra money
Most importantly all these will surely increase our level of happiness.
It will, in turn, better our motivation.
Therefore, we will ensure proper use of olive oil and lead a happy life.