Saturday, October 1, 2011

Health benefits of olive oil

Many people do not know the health benefits of olive oil. The leaves are bright green and its ripe fruit is blackish purple in color and very rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K, and iron.
- Increase metabolism
Eat 1 / 2 cup of its fruit each day can prevent obesity. The efficacy is derived from monounsaturated fats that can accelerate fat burning and prevent changes sugar into fat. In addition, in the British Journal of Nutrition said, monounsaturated fatty acids stimulate cholecystokinin, a type of appetite-suppressing hormone which sends satiety signals to the brain.
- Revitalize the immune system
They are rich with fat-soluble vitamin E, which protect cells from free radicals which are harmful. These antioxidants strengthen the immune system, reduce illnesses such as colds and flu to 30%, according to researchers at Tufts University in Boston. It is very helpful to reduce the risk of breast abscess because it is rich in Vitamin E. Their Vitamin E content contained was found to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease.
- The other health benefits of olive oil is to smooth the skin
Eating its fruits which is the source of oleic acid, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. This fatty acid can help our skin to be more elastic and protects our elastin of skin from damage. Rub olive oil on your face and avoid the eye area. After one minute, remove with warm water. It serves as an anti-aging mask.
- Increases blood circulation
They are an excellent source of polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that help prevent dangerous blood clots. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology linking these compounds with elevated levels of nitric oxide, a molecule that increases the heart healthy blood vessel dilation and blood flow.
If you like eating food in the Mediterranean Sea area, of course familiar with the olives that are often mixed in the menu. These were processed in various forms, there are dried, pickled or extorted to be taken oil, which is then mixed into the diet so it has a distinctive taste, however, not only as a flavoring, the health benefits of olive oil for thousands of year also proved to be one of the secrets of caring for the human body.

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