In recent times, while most of us run for the meal that claims to be oil-free, little do we know the benefits we could be missing out on. While oil seems to have garnered itself a bad reputation, there are some oils that are doing more good to our body than bad.
One such magic potion that has managed to make its way back to most health and lifestyle buff's good list is Olive Oil. The benefits are immense, when consumed or when slathered on to your body. Once referred to as liquid gold, Olive Oil is one of the healthiest oils Mother Nature has gifted us. It has major detoxification properties due to its high content of Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols, making it the perfect home remedy for hair, skin and food.
For the beauty buffs, we must tell you, extra virgin Olive Oil will not only moisturize your skin, it also detoxifies, has strong anti ageing properties and helps protect the skin from free radical damage. That means if you are a city dweller, the pollution, dust, heat and dryness is attacking your skin - Olive Oil is here to save the day! The secret, though, is regularity. Like any natural remedy, Olive Oil needs to be included in your regular beauty and skin care regime to really reap the benefits.
In the age old battle of good fat vs. bad fat, Olive Oil is one of the healthiest fats around. The monounsaturated fat in Olive Oil has been shown to control LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol. What does this mean? It will keep your heart healthy!
All the potential toxins your body is consuming, Olive Oil helps fight off and detoxify your body of the free radicals that plague us. Most leading nutritions recommend a daily consumption of two tablespoons of Olive Oil. So drizzle copious amounts on that salad, make a dip with herbs for your bread as an appetiser, or just cool some delicious aglio olio with fresh garlic, herbs and cheese.