Possibly due to my Mediterranean ancestry, when the mercury drops, I dry up like a prune. My skin peels like crazy. For years I blamed it on the forced air heating. Then I bought a house with steam heat and still suffered from the condition.
Recently I started taking 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil every morning to stoke my metabolism, (Yep it helps with weight loss!) and poof my dry skin started to disappear. Now I think that as the eyes are the window of the soul, The skin is the judge of health. If the Olive Oil was repairing my skin, what was it doing on the inside?
First off Olive Oil lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) the artery clog-ger. That said it is a great way to promote heart health especially when it replaces saturated fat in the diet.
Studies also find that the humble Olive is chalk full of antioxidants especially Phenols and vitamin E. Both cancer enemies! Olive Oil may prevent colon cancer and it is a great remedy for constipation. (The Chinese say that constipation is the only disease!)
Think of your colon as the main garbage can in your home.When you clean the rooms you empty all of the garbage in that main receptacle. Lets say that the garbage men go on strike and don't come to empty your can. It backs up with smelly garbage. Soon you can't clean the rooms because you have nowhere to dump the trash. You get the picture. The rooms are our organs and they can't clean house if they have no empty colon!
Now if Olive Oil Helps keep the colon empty and soothes it with its nutritional benefits,That makes it a key do good-er! The rest of your body can clean house. Hence the clear healthy skin!
So there you have it, skin care: check, heart health:check, weight loss:check, colon health:check, cancer prevention:check. Oh and one more thing: Olive Oil helps prevent gallstones by activating the secretion of bile.
Though this Blog is a compilation of 24 years of study,I must state that I am not a Doctor and if you have a serious medical problem please seek treatment from a Licensed health care practitioner that you trust!
That said, don't take my word for it, try it yourself, Take 1 to 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil every morning and let me know how you feel after 2 weeks.
If you are real brave and want to put me to the test, try a 2 weeks without taking out the trash!
Thanks for reading and sharing, Please let me know,if you know something that I have missed,