Olive oil is one of the healthiest fats you can eat. Yes, FATS are good for you! I keep a jar of olive oil on my kitchen counter as I am constantly adding to it into foods. I use it on salads and as my staple oil for cooking vegetables etc..
Here are just a few reasons why you should eat olive oil each day. Make sure you look at the ingredients before you buy, and pick up a quality, unrefined extra virgin olive oil to get the most health benefits!
WHY You Ought to BE EATING OLIVE OIL EVERY DAY
Olive Oil is loaded with antioxidants and has high amounts of vitamin E and K. Vitamin E helps maintain the immune system strong and is important for vision, and the health of your blood, brain and skin. Vitamin K helps in regulating blood and bone density.
It is high in monounsaturated fats, a type of fat also found in avocados and some nuts. Monounsaturated fats, such as that found in olive oil, are liquid at room temperature, but harden when chilled.
It helps fight inflammation, due to the antioxidant content and existence of oleic acid (the main fatty acid in olive oil). Add extra-virgin olive oil into your food every day to help reduce inflammation in the body.
Olive Oil promotes a healthy heart. The monounsaturated fats from olive oil help maintain your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL), reducing high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease is the among the most frequent causes of death in the world, so add a little olive oil to your diet!
It keeps your skin glowing. Olive oil has an abundance of both vitamin E and antioxidants, which are both beneficial in anti-aging prevention. Try also using olive oil as a moisturizing, cleansing treatment on your hair and scalp!