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Benefits of Olive Oil And Its Side Effects

The benefits of olive oil are such that it helps in improving cardiovascular system, preventing stroke, reduction of depression risk, reducing breast cancer risk, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, protecting the liver from oxidative stress, protection from ulcerative colitis, curing Alzheimer's disease, curing acute pancreatitis, relieving constipation and others.

Benefits of Olive Oil And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Olive Oil
Nutritional Value of Olive Oil
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Helps in improving cardiovascular system
Helps in preventing stroke
Helps in reduction in depression risk
Helps in reducing breast cancer risk
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Helps in protecting the liver from oxidative stress
Helps to protect from ulcerative colitis
Helps in curing Alzheimer's disease
Helps in curing Acute pancreatitis
Helps in relieving Constipation
Helps in strengthening bones
Helps in keeping hair healthy
Uses of Olive Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Olive Oil
Cultivation of Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, is a liquid fat extracted from olives (fruit of Olea europaea and belonging to the family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop grown in Mediterranean Basin. The oil is obtained by pressing whole olives. The fruit of olive is a small drupe about 1.0 to 2.5 cm long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than those grown in orchard. They are harvested in green to purple stage. They contain a seed commonly referred to in British English as a stone, and in American English as a pit or a rock. The composition of olive oil varies with the cultivar, time of harvest, altitude, and extraction process. Compositionally olive oil predominantly consists of oleic acid (up to 83%), with lesser proportions of other fatty acids including linoleic acid (up to 21%) as well as palmitic acid (up to 20%). Extra-virgin olive oil needs to have no more than 0.8% free acidity and is considered to have favorable flavor characteristics.

Nutritional Value of Olive Oil

Olive oil is the best edible oil in terms of palatability, stability, lipid profile, and safety profiles. For 100g (3.5oz) of olive oil the nutritional value is such that energy is 3,701 kJ (885 kcal), fat is 100g ( of which saturated fat is 14g, monounsaturated fat is 73g, polyunsaturated fat is 11g and omega-3 fat to omega-6 fat is 3.5g to 21g), Vitamin E and Vitamin K is 14 mg and 62 μg respectively. Carbohydrates and proteins are however absent.

Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams

884 Calories
100 g Total Fat

Vitamins and Minerals

3 % Iron

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Olive Oil
Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Helps in improving cardiovascular system

It is observed from studies that people who regularly consume olive oil are much less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels).

Regular intake of olive oil helps in reducing inflammation, endothelial dysfunction (problems with the inner linings of blood vessels), thrombosis and carbohydrate metabolism.

Helps in preventing stroke

Olive oil may prevent strokes in older people, who regularly use olive oil for cooking and salad dressing or with bread and it was seen that they had a 41% lower risk of stroke, compared with their counterparts who never consumed it.

Helps in reduction in depression risk

People whose diets are high in trans fats - fast foods and mass-produced foods like pastries - may have a higher risk of depression, compared with those whose diets are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats such as olive oil. Olive oil appears to have a slight protective effect regarding depression risk.

Helps in reducing breast cancer risk

Studies show that virgin olive oil protects the body against breast cancer, in contrast to other vegetable oils. The researchers decoded a complete cascade of signals within the cells of breast tumors that are activated by virgin olive oil. They concluded that the oil reduces the activity of p21Ras, an oncogene, prevents DNA damage, encourages tumor cell death, and triggers changes in protein signaling pathways.

Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels

A Japanese study showed that LDL-cholesterol mean concentrations were lowered in patients who were given olive oil supplements once a day for six weeks. LDL (low density lipoprotein) is often referred to as 'bad cholesterol'. The 'good cholesterol' is called HDL (high density lipoprotein). The study authors concluded that the results pointed to an overwhelmingly beneficial influence of olive oil on the lipoprotein spectrum.

Helps in protecting the liver from oxidative stress

Studies have pointed out that extra virgin olive oil may protect the liver from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress refers to cell damage associated with the chemical reaction between free radicals and other molecules in the body. Laboratory studies showed that rats exposed to a moderately toxic herbicide that were fed on a diet containing olive oil were partially protected from liver damage. So extra virgin olive oil and its extracts protect against oxidative damage of hepatic tissue.

Helps to protect from ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis, a fairly common long-term (chronic) disorder, is a kind of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the large intestine (colon). Consumption of more olive oil could help fend off ulcerative colitis. People with the highest intake of oleic acid - a component of olive oil had a 90% lower risk of developing ulcerative colitis compared to those with the lowest intake.

Helps in curing Alzheimer's disease

Oleocanthal is a type of natural phenolic compound found in extra-virgin olive oil. Researchers have discovered that oleocanthal helps shuttle the abnormal Alzheimer's disease proteins out of the brain. Alzheimer's disease rates are lower in Mediterranean countries, where consumption of olive oil is higher than anywhere else in the world. Oleocanthal might help reduce the accumulation of beta-amyloid, believed to be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Helps in curing Acute pancreatitis

Olive oil is rich in oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol, which affect the development of acute pancreatitis (sudden inflammation of the pancreas). Researchers have found that the components of extra virgin olive oil can protect from acute pancreatitis.

Helps in relieving Constipation

Olive oil can be used as a remedy for constipation. Olive oil benefits the gastrointestinal tract and colon. The consistency and texture of olive oil help in stimulating the digestive system, making food move smoothly through the colon. Intake of olive oil on a regular basis helps in complete prevention of constipation.

Helps in strengthening bones

In a study it was found that people consuming olive oil in their diet might contribute to strong bones. Their blood was found to contain higher levels of osteocalcin, which was an indication of healthy bone formation.

Helps in keeping hair healthy

Olive oil, along with a few other ingredients, can work wonders to keep hair healthy. The oil is rich in vitamin E that helps in fighting hairfall problems.

Uses of Olive Oil

Olive oil has a wide range of uses. It is used as a hair conditioner, used for clearing up acne, as a substitute for shaving cream, for cleaning greasy hands, removing paint from hair, polishing of furnitures, etc.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Olive Oil

Side effects of olive oil includes acne (if used excessively), can show acute allergic reactions in people sensitive to it, skin rashes, breaking the skin’s natural moisturizing abilities in case of dry skin, blackheads, inflammations, gall bladder stones, minor to moderate diarrhoea. Regular consumption of unprocessed olive oil can increase the risks of lethal diseases like atherosclerosis, obesity, heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and colon cancer. Olive oil lowers the blood sugar level below normal and may lead to health problems like hypoglycemia, sweating, trembling, weakness, etc. Over-consumption of olive oil can cause a massive fall in the blood pressure and may lead to problems like dizziness, lightheadedness, stroke, and even kidney failure.

Cultivation of Olive Oil

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. Wild olives were collected by Neolithic peoples as early as the 8th millennium BC. The wild olive tree originated in Asia Minor or in ancient Greece. It is not clear when and where olive trees were first domesticated. Archeological evidences have shown that olives were turned into olive oil by 6000 BC and 4500 BC in Palestine. Until 1500 BC, eastern coastal areas of the Mediterranean were most heavily cultivated. Evidence also suggests that olives were being grown in Crete as long ago as 2,500 BC. The earliest surviving olive oil amphorae date to 3500 BC (Early Minoan times), though the production of olive oil is assumed to have started before 4000 BC. Olive trees were certainly cultivated by the Late Minoan period (1500 BC) in Crete, and perhaps as early as the Early Minoan. The cultivation of olive trees in Crete became particularly intense in the post-palatial period and played an important role in the island's economy, as it did across the Mediterranean. Recent genetic studies suggest that species used by modern cultivators descend from multiple wild populations.

Popular Questions & Answers

Olive oil is good or bad. For cooking benefits of olive oil for skin and please tell me which brand is good for olive oil.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Yes olive oil is very much healthy for cooking, it has so much health benefits, you can take Borges Xtra virgin italian olive oil.

Sir does daily penis massage with olive oil increase its length and girth. Is there any side effects of daily penis massage with olive oil. Thanks in advance.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Olive oil can prevent penis tissue damage due to masturbation but it can not increase the penis size. Keep massaging it daily, it will keep your penis in shape.
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Does olive oil prevent heart disease? Short answer: Yes  The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenol, antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers. But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh" extra-virgin" olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenol associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Good to know that you have basic knowledge about oils and don't follow the herd spirit. Use mustard oil in thick based iron vessel to cook your greens and other vegetables like your grany used to do with no non stick handy pans. But do depend on steam cooking by using a pressure cooker after sauting the vegetables with very little oil. Remember no oil is zero cholesterol.
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What is the use of olive oil for diabetes, In what way I can use the olive oil to control the Diabetic. What are all the other benefits using olive oil.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Olive oil, has more monounsaturated fatty acids, helps in reducing total & ldl cholesterol. Improves hdl level. There is no special benefit for diabetes.
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Popular Health Tips

Health Benefits Of Olive Oil!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Health Benefits Of Olive Oil!

7 reasons why olive oil is so good for you!

Olive oil also known as ‘jaitoon ka tel’ is an essential fruit oil with its origins being mainly in the mediterranean regions. It is utilized for cooking purposes, developing cosmetic products and soaps, for medicinal purposes and as pharmaceutical supplements. The various types of olive oil are virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil and pure olive oil. Apart from being a cooking medium, olive oil also has several unique health benefits. Here are some of them:

1. Helps prevent alzheimer’s

Studies have shown that oleocanthal, a polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil, reduces cognitive decline that comes with ageing including alzheimer’s disease. Polyphenols – powerful antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oil – also help to combat the oxidative stress associated with ageing.

2. Regulates blood sugar levels

Eating extra virgin olive oil as part of a balanced diet may help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Extra virgin olive oil helps regulate and balance our insulin levels so that there are no sugar spikes.

3. Moisturizes the skin

Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and aggravate a current skin condition, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. Try using olive oil at night as a substitute for your regular moisturizer. Apply the oil to your face and neck. Gently pat the skin with a tissue to wipe away any excess oil.

4. Fights ageing

Olive oil contains 3 major antioxidants – vitamin e, polyphenols and phytosterols. Antioxidants when applied topically help protect the skin from premature skin ageing. Vitamin e partly accounts for the anti-ageing benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather raw compound found in olive oil also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

5. Keeps blood pressure in check

Just as monosaturated fats (mufa’s) can look after the health of your heart, monosaturated fats found in olive oil also contain high amounts of an essential fatty acid (efa) called omega3. Omega3 and mufa keep your heart healthy by helping to lower blood pressure. It is called efa because the body cannot make it by itself and therefore we must get it from food sources.

6. Prevents osteoporosis

There is strong evidence that olive oil helps improve the amount of calcium in the blood which can have a positive effect on bone density, so it may prevent osteoporosis from developing. Olive oil appears to be particularly beneficial when combined with omega3 fatty acids.

7. Helps prevent strokes

Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding. In developed nations, stroke is the second most common cause of death, right after heart disease. After much research olive oil was found to be the only source of mono-saturated fat associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart disease.

Add olive oil to your diet to reap the many health benefits. Extra virgin olive – the oil from the first pressing of the olive fruit is green and has a full bodied flavour, is best consumed raw, as dressing for salads and dishes, in dips raw, as heating the oil can reduce its benefits. For cooking use pure olive oil which is milder in taste and yellow in colour.

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Health Benefits Of Olive Oil!

Diploma in Diet n Nutrition, BHMS
Homeopath,
Health Benefits Of Olive Oil!

7 reasons why olive oil is so good for you!

Olive oil also known as ‘jaitoon ka tel’ is an essential fruit oil with its origins being mainly in the mediterranean regions. It is utilized for cooking purposes, developing cosmetic products and soaps, for medicinal purposes and as pharmaceutical supplements. The various types of olive oil are virgin olive oil, extra virgin olive oil and pure olive oil. Apart from being a cooking medium, olive oil also has several unique health benefits. Here are some of them:

1. Helps prevent alzheimer’s

Studies have shown that oleocanthal, a polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil, reduces cognitive decline that comes with ageing including alzheimer’s disease. Polyphenols – powerful antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oil – also help to combat the oxidative stress associated with ageing.

2. Regulates blood sugar levels

Eating extra virgin olive oil as part of a balanced diet may help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Extra virgin olive oil helps regulate and balance our insulin levels so that there are no sugar spikes.

3. Moisturizes the skin

Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and aggravate a current skin condition, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. Try using olive oil at night as a substitute for your regular moisturizer. Apply the oil to your face and neck. Gently pat the skin with a tissue to wipe away any excess oil.

4. Fights ageing

Olive oil contains 3 major antioxidants – vitamin e, polyphenols and phytosterols. Antioxidants when applied topically help protect the skin from premature skin ageing. Vitamin e partly accounts for the anti-ageing benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather raw compound found in olive oil also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

5. Keeps blood pressure in check

Just as monosaturated fats (mufa’s) can look after the health of your heart, monosaturated fats found in olive oil also contain high amounts of an essential fatty acid (efa) called omega3. Omega3 and mufa keep your heart healthy by helping to lower blood pressure. It is called efa because the body cannot make it by itself and therefore we must get it from food sources.

6. Prevents osteoporosis

There is strong evidence that olive oil helps improve the amount of calcium in the blood which can have a positive effect on bone density, so it may prevent osteoporosis from developing. Olive oil appears to be particularly beneficial when combined with omega3 fatty acids.

7. Helps prevent strokes

Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding. In developed nations, stroke is the second most common cause of death, right after heart disease. After much research olive oil was found to be the only source of mono-saturated fat associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart disease.

Add olive oil to your diet to reap the many health benefits. Extra virgin olive – the oil from the first pressing of the olive fruit is green and has a full bodied flavour, is best consumed raw, as dressing for salads and dishes, in dips raw, as heating the oil can reduce its benefits. For cooking use pure olive oil which is milder in taste and yellow in colour.

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Olives & Lemons - Know The Benefits!

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Olives & Lemons - Know The Benefits!

Olive Oil 

Olive plants grow mainly in the Mediterranean basin and olive oil is extracted from the fruit. It has a wide range of beneficial uses. It is used as a cooking oil, as a pharmaceutical, as a cosmetic, in soaps and creams, and as a fuel. This wonderful extract has worked magic in attaining a healthy living and can also cure you of certain disorders. Let us peek into the world of this lipid legend!

Health benefits
Olive oil is advised to be incorporated in the daily diet to control cholesterol, relieve constipation and aid in weight loss. It is also known to work as an aphrodisiac. The oil improves bone quality, nail growth and helps in development and lustre of hair.

Benefits for the skin
It is used as an ingredient in makeup removers, soaps, and scrubs for better outcomes. Olive oil contains anti-ageing properties that are searched for by almost every middle-aged woman in a population. They are also used as moisturisers and for enhancing the skin quality.

How does it work against diseases?
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E, phyto-nutrients (which act as anti-inflammatory agents), and it works as a preventive agent against cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, and similar diseases.

Lemon
Lemon is another all-time favourite citric fruit, found in Asia in large quantities and qualities. It has many health benefits as well. Lemon is also a choice of the general population in both culinary and non-culinary units.

Why are lemons favourable?
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is much more than the daily consumable value. They are also packed with flavonoids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, copper, and folates. Modestly, it can be assured that they work as anti-toxic and anti-infectious substances.

How lemons contribute to a healthy lifestyle?
Lemons help in breaking down free radicals, which, when more in number, can cause serious damage to blood vessels and cause cholesterol formation.

  1. Its citrus quantity helps prevent acne, resulting in a healthy, glowing skin.
  2. It helps in iron absorption due to its high content of vitamin C
  3. It relieves problems related to indigestion and constipation.
  4. It is used in hair care. It can treat dandruff, hair loss, and provide additional shine to the hair.
  5. It is also good for throat infections, due to its functions as an antibiotic.

These two gifts from nature are so common to the human eye that we fail to provide them the importance they deserve. Nature has provided many such gifts to us. Open your eyes and start searching for more! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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10 Best Ways to Use Olive Oil for Consipation

MBBS,PGDMCH,PGDGM,AFIH,MHA,DEM
General Physician, Noida
10 Best Ways to Use Olive Oil for Consipation

Constipation is a very common gastrointestinal problem, which everyone experiences it at some point in life. In this condition, the suffering person either has a very difficult bowel movement or it happens less than the normal. If a person has less than three times bowel movements in a week, then he/she is suffering from constipation. In such a condition, the bowel movement becomes extremely difficult as well as painful.

 

Constipation mainly occurs due to any change in the diet, less intake of fluid, due to some medication, excessive intake of iron and calcium, lack of exercise, etc. Also, during pregnancy most of the women face this issue of constipation more or less.

 

Constipation is not a life threatening condition but it makes your life extremely difficult as well as painful. Unclear bowel movement makes you feel uneasy and uncomfortable throughout the day. There are many otc drugs that you can try to get rid of constipation but you cannot rule out their side effects completely. So in such a case, olive oil can give you much relief from the pain and suffering of constipation.

 

How does olive oil help treat constipation?

Before trying olive oil for constipation, we should be clear about how olive oil can help treat constipation properly. Let’s find out!

 

Helps to release more bile, our natural laxative: The consumption of olive oil helps the gallbladder to release more bile, which helps to digest the fat in the food properly. Apart from that the bile also maintains the moisture of the stool, so you will not face any difficulty and pain during bowel movement. It also irritates the gut mucosa, which stimulates the stool movement.

 

Reduces dilation in the intestine: The consumption of olive oil prevents the swelling, irritation and bloating of the intestine. This process, in turn, relaxes the intestine and allows the stool to pass smoothly.

 

Softens the stool: The use of olive oil coats the fecal matter and gets soaked into it, which softens the stool and makes it easy for your body to pass it smoothly.

 

Stimulates the digestive system: The use of olive oil stimulates the digestive system, which in turn digests the food properly. Proper digestion of foods means you will have a smooth and regular bowel movement.

 

Maintains the overall health of the digestive track: Olive oil is a rich source of vitamin e and k, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which all together help to keep the digestive track healthy. A healthy digestive track helps to keep constipation at bay.

 

Best methods to use olive oil for constipation:

 

1. Olive oil

This is one of the easiest ways of using olive oil to treat constipation. Following this olive oil home remedy will definitely help you to get rid of the constipation issue effectively.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 to 2 tbsp

 

Process:

Consume 1 to 2 tsp of olive oil in the morning on an empty stomach. Do not drink water for 1 hour after taking the olive oil. Follow this home remedy till you cure this constipation issue completely. You can also give your constipated child 1 tsp of olive oil in the morning before any food to alleviate the issue of constipation.

 

2. Olive oil and lemon juice

The high acidic content of lemon juice stimulates the digestive system. So the consumption of lemon juice helps the things to move from the digestive track smoothly. And when lemon juice gets combined with olive oil, it really works well to get rid of the constipation issue properly.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsplemon juice – 1 tsp

 

Process:

Take 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a cup and add1 tsp of lemon juice to it. Mix both the ingredients well and then drink it. Prefer to take this remedy every night before going to bed as olive will prevent the drying of the colon, which will ultimately promote smooth bowel movement. Following this method regularly will help to treat constipation successfully.

 

3. Olive oil and orange juice

Orange juice is known as a good laxative. Its consumption creates a coating around the colon wall which promotes smoother bowel movement. Apart from that it is a rich source of fibre, which makes it a useful fruit that can help treat constipation effectively.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbspfresh orange juice – 1 glass

 

Process:

Take 1 glass of fresh orange juice and add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it. Mix the olive oil in the orange juice properly and drink it. Take this olive oil mixed orange juice in the morning on an empty stomach to get the maximum benefits. For children, you can use ½ tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in 1 cup of orange juice on an empty stomach in the morning.

 

4. Olive oil and yogurt

Our body badly needs good bacteria as they help to keep us healthy by protecting our digestive system and making it work properly. A good amount of good bacteria makes your body strong and helps to treat constipation by reducing its severity. And to back your body with a good amount of good bacteria, you need to take a cup of yogurt daily. And when you combine it with the goodness of olive oil it will work wonders to treat constipation successfully.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbspyogurt – 1 cup

 

Process:

Take 1 cup of yogurt and add 1 tbsp of olive oil it. Mix the olive oil in the yogurt properly and then consume it. Have this olive oil 3 times a day, once in the morning on an empty stomach, once during your lunch and again before going to bed. Following this method regularly will soon help you to get rid of constipation properly.

 

5. Olive oil and banana

Banana is a rich source of dietary fibre and potassium, which are beneficial for the digestive system. The consumption of banana helps the digestive system work smoothly. Potassium plays an important role to smoothen the function of the muscles in the digestive track. The insoluble fibres in banana help the food to move freely through the digestive track. Including a banana in your daily diet not only prevents constipation but also cures other digestive problems like gas and bloating.

 

What you need:

Fresh banana- 1extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp

 

Process:

Take a fresh banana and peel it. Cut it into thin slices and add the olive oil to it. Mix it properly and have the banana slices. Consuming this olive oil mixed banana slices 3 times a day till you get rid of constipation completely.

 

6. Olive oil and pineapple

Pineapple is said to be a natural potential remedy for constipation. It is a good source of natural plant enzymes that helps to improve the bowel movement and provide relief from constipation. It also works as a good natural laxative that helps to smoothen the bowel movement.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsppineapple pieces – 1 bowl

 

Process:

Take 1 bowl of pineapple pieces and add 1 tbsp of olive oil to it. Mix it properly and have it. You can also add a pinch of black salt to it. This remedy will help treat the constipation issue by improving the digestion process. Have this mixture twice a day for smooth bowel movement.

 

7. Olive oil and coffee

Coffee contains a good amount of caffeine, which acts as a diuretic. Its consumption improves the digestive process and stimulates the colon by triggering the contraction of the colon. In this way, caffeine speeds up the movement of fluids in the digestive track. Apart from that the warm temperature of coffee also softens the hardened feces to move smoothly.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsphot coffee – 1 cup

 

Process:

Take a cup of hot coffee and add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it. Mix it properly and drink it both in the morning as well as well as in the evening. This remedy will keep your digestive system lubricated and lessen the symptoms of constipation.

 

8. Olive oil and warm milk

A glass of warm milk with olive oil also helps to treat constipation properly. The warm temperature of the milk along with olive will work well to treat the constipation issue.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbspwarm milk – 1 glass

 

Process:

Take 1 glass of warm milk and add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to it. Mix the olive oil in the milk properly and drink. Take this drink preferable on an empty stomach in the morning to get the maximum benefits.

 

9. Olive oil with fruits

You can take olive with some fruits that help treat constipation successfully. Fruits like prune work as a natural laxative that improves the bowel movement. Apples, pears, raspberries, peach are rich sources of fibre. And you know it well that fibre in food helps proper bowel movement.

 

What you need:

Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbspmedium size pear – 1raspberries – 1 cupsmall apple – 1medium size peach – 1

 

Process:

Take all the fruits and clean them properly with water. Cut the apple and pear without peeling the skin. Cut the peach into small pieces. Take all the fruits in a medium size bowl and add the olive oil to it to make a fruit salad. Eat this fruit salad with olive oil every day to get rid of constipation successfully.

 

10. Olive oil with vegetables

You can take olive oil with vegetables that are rich in fibre and magnesium, such as beans, green peas, snap peas, sweet potato, broccoli, brussels sprouts. The leafy greens that can alleviate constipation are celery, spinach, kale etc.

 

Note: To prepare the olive oil remedies for constipation, ensure to buy extra virgin, organic and cold pressed olive oil as this olive oil contains most of the vitamins and antioxidants.

 

Tips to follow

It is well said that prevention is better than cure. Constipation is such a condition which just makes life difficult. So you need to follow certain things in your daily life so that you can prevent this issue from occurring once again.

 

Refrain from eating foods that cause constipation or makes the condition worse. Do not eat food that contains more fats, such as cheese, red meat, white bread, hard boiled eggs, etc. Also, decrease the consumption of food with refined sugar, such as candies and cookies. Do not eat processed food. Do some mild exercises or yoga everyday to keep you active. This will promote a healthy bowel movement. Avoid taking stress as it is considered as one of the causes of constipation. Schedule your everyday bowel movement. This process will trigger your body to have a bowel movement at a particular time of the day. Drink a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated. Most of the times insufficient water consumption causes constipation. Drink minimum 8 glasses of water per day. You can also take fluid in the form of fruit or vegetable juices. Stop consuming alcohol if you are suffering from constipation as it may worsen the condition. Include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fibre in your daily diet. Like fibre-rich food, vitamin-c rich fruits also help to treat mild to severe constipation issues. So include fruits that are rich in vitamin c like orange, guava, orange, grapes, papaya, and apple in your daily diet to keep constipation at bay. You can cook your food in olive oil, add it to your marinades, and use it in your salads to get the maximum benefits of olive oil for constipation.

 

Olive oil can cure mild to moderate constipation. So use these olive oil remedies to treat constipation for sure. But after using all these olive remedies if you do not get any benefit, then consult a physician to know the underlying causes of it to get better medication.

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Health Benefit of Olive Oil

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Health Benefit of Olive Oil

Depression risk and olive oil

People whose diets are high in trans fats - fast foods and mass-produced foods like pastries - may have a higher risk of depression, compared with those whose diets are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats.

The investigators counted the number of people with depression at the start of the study and then again during each follow-up. Cases of depression had to be those clinically diagnosed by a doctor.

The study authors found that when they compared the volunteers who consumed trans fats regularly with individuals whose dietary fat consisted primarily of olive oil, the trans fat consumers had a 48% higher risk of developing depression.

The amount of trans fat consumed was directly related to depression risk - the more they ate, the higher the risk.

Olive oil may reduce breast cancer risk


A team of scientists at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain found a key mechanism by which virgin olive oil protects the body against breast cancer, in contrast to other vegetable oils.

The researchers decoded a complete cascade of signals within the cells of breast tumors that are activated by virgin olive oil. They concluded that the oil reduces the activity of p21Ras, an oncogene, prevents DNA damage, encourages tumor cell death, and triggers changes in protein signaling pathways.

The team found that while corn oil - which is rich in n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids - increased the aggressiveness of tumors, virgin olive oil had the opposite effect.

They demonstrated that virgin olive oil is linked to a higher incidence of benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors.

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Table of Content

Olive Oil
Nutritional Value of Olive Oil
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Helps in improving cardiovascular system
Helps in preventing stroke
Helps in reduction in depression risk
Helps in reducing breast cancer risk
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Helps in protecting the liver from oxidative stress
Helps to protect from ulcerative colitis
Helps in curing Alzheimer's disease
Helps in curing Acute pancreatitis
Helps in relieving Constipation
Helps in strengthening bones
Helps in keeping hair healthy
Uses of Olive Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Olive Oil
Cultivation of Olive Oil