Learn more about Olive Oil!
Olive oil is a fundamental fruit oil, which originates from the olive tree crop established mainly in the Mediterranean regions. It has been utilized by human beings for thousands of years for several household purposes. It is used for cooking purposes, manufacturing of numerous cosmetic products and soaps, for therapeutic and medicinal purposes, and as pharmaceutical supplements.
In the market, there are various kinds of olive oil available which includes the following:
Virgin Olive Oil
Used for cooking with a lesser acid content.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This is a lot better variety and is prepared by cold pressing the olive fruit.
Pure Olive Oil
This is a mixture of refined and virgin oils. It contains a superior acidic content.
The high mucilage content of figs helps to heal and defend painful throats. They eradicate harmful oestrogen from the body. Surplus oestrogen hormone in the human body can direct to menopausal problems, ovarian, breast and uterine cancer, weight gain and mood swings. Figs assist in the elimination of the surplus hormone from human body thus avoiding the threat of getting the above menopausal problems.
Reduce Heart disease risk
Extra virgin olive oil helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
LDL cholesterol which is the bad form of cholesterol increases the risk of heart attacks and pulmonary heart diseases. Extra virgin olive oil, which is affluent in approximately 40 antioxidant chemicals, helps to diminish the oxidation effects of LDL cholesterol as well as helps to increase the HDL cholesterol levels. The natural olive oil has 70% monounsaturated fatty acid content which lowers cholesterol accumulation in the blood and reduces heart problems.
Olive oil is loaded in polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It helps to restrain the augmentation of pathogenic bacteria and alleviate inflammation.
Olive oil is also used as an aid for digestive process. It is utilized as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and helps in improvement of bowel activities.
Olive oil which is rich in antioxidants slows the normal aging process of the human body. It is also utilized in cosmetic products and natural herbal therapy, by providing the skin a natural shine.
Active Constituents (per 100g):
Energy: 884 Kcal
Fat: 100 grams
Sodium: 2 mg
Calcium: 1 mg
Iron: 0.56 mg
Vitamin E: 14.35 mg
Vitamin K: 60.2 mg
Best Way To Eat:
You can drink olive oil every morning which helps to detoxify the human body from practice of a bad diet. Mixing olive oil with lemon helps to preserve lubricant for digestive mucus that activates the functions of the gall bladder and proper functioning of human body. You can use olive oil for healthier frying or as a dressing for your salads. If you prefer you can also use raw olives which also have similar benefits as the oils, you can eat them as is or chop them and top your breads, pizzas or salads with them.
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