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Information on Olive Oil

Olive oil is probably one of the healthiest options when it comes to choosing different edible oils to be used for cooking purposes. It can help in the process of weight loss, it enhances the overall health of hair and skin, and it also provides the human body with a wide array of other health benefits.

Hair Benefits

There are numerous hair care products available on the market, especially for those who are unfortunate enough to have dry hair. Olive oil is an alternative for all those products, it is much healthier than them, and in most cases it is also much cheaper. Olive oil reduces the damage to hair caused by excessive heat and it restores the natural shine of the hair and enhances its longevity. Olive oil can also be used as a very potent hair conditioner, and in most cases it is much healthier and much more efficient than the regular, commercially produced hair conditioners. When used as a conditioner, the olive oil needs to be heated first before being massaged thoroughly into the scalp. The hair needs to be combed next, and then left to rest for half an hour under a shower cap. The olive oil then needs to be washed off by using a gentle shampoo and a mild conditioner. It can be used for the scalp massages as well. Those who suffer from frizzy hair and split ends can also benefit greatly from using olive oil.

Skin Benefits

Olive oil can be of great help for all those who suffer from skin dryness as well. Those who suffer from numerous different types of allergic reactions may also benefit greatly from the use of olive oil. Olive oil can be applied topically on all the affected areas of the skin in order to achieve a much smoother skin surface. Olive oil is one of the best natural skin moisturizers. It is also very helpful in preventing or at least reducing the damage caused by excessive sun exposure.

Other Benefits

Olive oil is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. It may come in very handy in preventing heart disease, reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and increasing the levels of good cholesterol in the blood. It also fights off the free radicals and reduces the amount and severity of damage they cause inside the human body. Olive oil is very efficient in preventing the development of gallstones and constipation.

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