Health benefits of Olive oil
Olive oil is a natural food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and polyphenols. Polyphenols have been shown to reduce coronary artery disease and may be the substance involved in actually lowering a person’s blood pressure
Health and anti-aging properties of olive oil
Olive oil is a natural food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and polyphenols. Polyphenols have been shown to reduce coronary artery disease and may be the substance involved in actually lowering a person’s blood pressure. Additionally, antioxidants will reduce nitric acid levels; a substance in the body known to raise blood pressure.
Olive oil contains 1.6 mg, of vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) per tablespoon. This is the vitamin that combats the free radicals that damage body cells and tissues and contributes to aging. Olive oil may be one of the finest sources one can use for delaying the aging process.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends daily consumption of two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in order to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and increased cholesterol.
The forever-lovely Sophia Loren is enamored with olive oil and takes two tablespoons everyday. When over 1500 people were recently asked to rate the world’s most naturally beautiful celebrities, the winner was 75-year-old Sofia Loren. She shared one of her timeless beauty secrets: “the odd olive oil bath.” In fact, Sophia’s beauty is so legendary in Italy that it has prompted the Archbishop of Genoa to observe, that although the Vatican is opposed to human cloning, “an exception might be made in the case of Sophia Loren.”
When Jeanne Calment, a French woman, who held the record for the longest confirmed lifespan, died at the age of 122, she reportedly attributed her long life remarkably youthful appearance to olive oil. She liberally poured olive oil on her food and rubbed into her skin.
What I do… and you can do:
In the morning, upon rising and before eating anything: Take 1 or 2 tablespoon(s) of extra virgin olive oil. Remember, all oil has 120 calories. So, you need to consider the calorie intake along with your other food intake throughout the day.