Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. In general, the health benefits of dietary oils have always been highly controversial due to the never-ending debates about animal fats, seed oils, and everything in between. However, experts have agreed that olive oil, and especially extra virgin, is incredibly nutritious for you. In fact, it may be the healthiest fat on the planet.
The use of olive oil in daily routine is deeply rooted in all Middetereanean and Arab countries. Growing up, my family used olive oil in literally everything; varying from countless delicious dishes to stuff like shampoo and soap. Not just that, I remember when I was a baby, my mother used to soak me with olive oil and then swaddle me throughout the whole night. I swear it was the best sleep I ever had.
All of us here value the importance of using olive oil, and you should too. It has several benefits that I don’t even know where to start. It nourishes hair and scalp, as it has so many vitamins and minerals. Olive oil is also the perfect remedy for your skin, it contains many antioxidant properties, and has the ability to even your skin’s texture as well as its tone. It can also even out your skin’s discoloration like sunspots, and instead, it’ll give your skin a healthy and radiant glow.
I have to also point out another important fac,t extra virgin olive oil has numerous benefits for your heart’s health. Observational studies have shown us that heart disease is less common in Mediterranean countries since extra virgin olive oil is one of the key ingredients in the diet of every Arab household. So if you have a heart disease or a family history of heart disease or any major risk factor, you may want to include a lot of extra virgin olive oil from now on in your daily diet.
Studies have also suggested that olive oil can benefit not only your heart but also the brain, and joints. It can fight Alzheimer’s, Cancer, help treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, and reduces Diabetes Risk and so much more.