6 Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive:

Olive is small in size and called as stone fruit or drupes.
Scientific name: Olea europaea
Native: Mediterranean basin
Alzaytun
Family: Oleaceae

Health Benefits of Olive Oil:

Its health benefits includes:

1. Rich in antioxidants:

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants . It contains a lot of fatty acids and also contains vitamin E , K. As it is rich in antioxidant so it is helpful in reducing chronic diseases.

2. Inflammatory properties:

Olive oil may reduce inflammation which is the main cause leading towards diseases such as cancer , heart diseases , dementia etc. Olive oil may inhibit genes that cause inflammation .Oleic acid that is the main fatty acid work like C-reactive protein as an inflammatory marker.

3. Prevent stroke:

Stroke may occur by disturbance in blood flow to brain . Olive oil is the main source of monounsaturated fat related with reduced risk of stroke . Stroke is the second most dangerous disease.

4. Prevent heart diseases:

Olive is very helpful against heart disease .It controls inflammation , Bad LDL Cholestrol Improve lining of vessels . It also improves blood pressure which is also risk of heart disease.

5. Skin Benefits:

Olive oil contain vitamin E which plays a very important role in healthy skin . It helps in preventing inflammation , protect skin from harsh conditions such as wind , excessive sun light , skin cancer etc. Olive oil also prevent wrinkles, aging, and also sagging condition of skin.

6. Healthy Hair:

Olive oil contain vitamin E that works against hair loss problem .It also contain other nutrients as well such as magnecium , sulphur , zinc and vitamin B that maintain health of our hair.

Author: Nabia Noor

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