(1) IT HAS SEVERAL HEALTH BENEFITS
According to research on the benefits of olive oil, it contains antioxidants and phytonutrients which can decrease the risk of breast cancer. Olive oil diet also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
(2) IT CONTAINS
Monounsaturated fats and oleic acid which protects the body from many chronic diseases such as stroke and osteoporosis.
(3) IT COULD BE USED FOR HAIR TREATMENT
Ever heard of hot oil treatment, Well this one I have tried myself and it works like a charm, not only does it condition you hair, it also gets rid of dandruff. It could be used to treat dry scalp.
(4) IT COULD BE USED AS A MOISTURIZER
The antioxidant properties of olive oil along with the presence of vitamins A and E helps give the skin a soft smooth appearance. Olive oil especially the extra virgin variant penetrates deep into the skin, providing moisture and protection for the skin.
(5) IT COULD BE USED AS AN EXFOLIANT
Mix extra virgin olive oil and sea salt and you have the perfect exfoliant for your face and skin. It is highly recommended if you have scaly, dry skin.
(6) IT COULD BE USED AS EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
I can personally testify that olive oil is the best when it comes to removing eye makeup, its gentle on the skin and you don’t have to rub hard on your skin for the makeup to come out. Just dab a little olive oil on cotton wool swab and clean gently, sometimes I use it to remove matte lipstick too.
(7) IT COULD BE USED AS A SKIN PROTECTOR
Although sunscreen remains the best way to prevent sunburn and protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Consuming olive oil could help counter the oxidizing effect of the sun. Applying it topically protects your skin from sunburn.
(8) IT COULD BE USED TO SPICE UP YOUR MEAL
You can add a bit of olive oil to your cooking just to get that special taste, for example when steaming and to make dressings for salads. Olive oil is not recommended for deep frying as the vitamins might get destroyed thus losing its nutritional value. It also has a low smoking point and dries out quickly on heat.
NOTE: The best kind of olive oil is the Extra virgin variant