Have you heard the news about olive oil lately? Researchers say that olive oil is a healthy alternative to vegetable oil sprays and dressings. Most of all, they finds olive oil contain anti-aging chemicals including Vitamin E that helps to neutralize free radicals and protect your skin from sun’s damaging UVA rays.
Italian researchers find that monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil helps people to live longer. It has been credited to lower bad cholesterol and helps curbing inflammation. Linoleic acid that helps to prevent your skin shedding water is also found in olive oil. Lack of linoleic acid promotes dry and flaky skin. Since you can only get linoleic acid from other sources not from your body, olive oil is a good source of supply. Many of us use olive oil just for cooking. But if you apply it topically, your skin will pay you back. It provides much needed moisture to your skin. Your scalp will thank you if you add few drops of olive oil and massage it. Among many types of olive oil, many experts recommend using extra virgin olive oil due to its antioxidant content. The recommended dose of olive oil is about two tablespoons a day.