This liquid gold has many benefits which are not just in food but in cosmetics as well.
Olive oil is especially rich in antioxidants:
1. which are helping to reduce the risk of chronic illness,
2. inflammation and
3. reducing blood cholesterol
Antioxidants that can be found in olive oil are especially found in extra virgin olive oil which is why this specific oil is used in dishes such as salads and pasta.
Inflammation reduction is one of the benefits of olive oil as chronic inflammation is considered one of the main reasons for forming some sort of serious illnesses such as cancer.
Food experts agree on one thing- olive oil reduces high blood pressure, improves features of the metabolic system, and increases the “good” cholesterol.
Scientists have recently discovered that antioxidants from olive oil can also help in the fight for multiple sclerosis. So there are even more benefits for the olive oil that has still yet to be discovered.
Except for food, olive oil or its extracts are often used in cosmetics. Because of its nourishing effect it can be found in soaps, creams, lotions, and shampoos.
Special tip for the ladies:
Mix a spoon of olive oil with half of a spoon of sugar, rinse your face with warm water, scrub your face with the mixture and rinse it off with cold water. You will get free of charge cleaning and your face will be thankful for it!
Repeat the process once or two times a week, depending on your skin.