Olive oil - vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the European olive. European olive for the first time began to grow inhabitants of the Mediterranean. Even then, they were aware of the benefits from the fruits of the olive oil. The inhabitants of ancient Greece it was called oil "liquid gold."
Olives are grown in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, France. The olive tree is also growing in the Crimea, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Olive oil can be a natural, refined (purified) and pomace.
Natural oil before the release is not subjected to chemical pre-cleaning. Refined oil is purified using physicochemical methods to remove him from the free fatty acids. Pomace oil obtained from otzhimok under high temperature and the use of special chemical solvent.
The chemical composition and nutritional value of olive oil
One hundred grams of oil contained 99, 8 grams of fat (16, 8 g saturated fatty acids and 13, 2 g of unsaturated fatty acids), 0, 2 g of water, and 2 mg of phosphorus, 0, 4, and 12 mg of iron, 1 mg vitamin E.
Calorie olive oil - 898 calories per hundred grams of edible portion.
The benefits of olive oil
The beneficial properties of olive oil have been used since time immemorial. On the basis of this oil makes various healing balms, and doctors then recommend their patients to drink in the morning one or two teaspoons of oil to improve digestion. Judging by the reviews, olive oil really improves the activity of the intestine, liver, pancreas, accelerates the healing of duodenal ulcers and stomach and has a mild laxative effect.
The benefits of olive oil is due to the perfect formula of its composition - the maximum number of easily cleavable monounsaturated fat and a minimum concentration of saturated solid fats. Vitamin E oil helps the human body to better absorb vitamins dissolved in fat oil. The oils are linoleic, linolenic and oleic acid. These acids have a beneficial effect on the organs of digestion, lower cholesterol and prevent heart and vascular disease.
Due to its beneficial properties, the olive oil is ideal for the diet of pregnant and nursing mothers. It is proved that the fatty acids of the fats with similar properties, are members of the mother's milk.
In addition, fatty acid oils are the basis for the construction material of cell membranes. This is no small benefit oil for the child's body. And because the human body synthesizes these valuable acids only partially, it is important to regularly add to the diet of the child required amount of oil to improve bone growth in his system.
Immunostimulatory effect also explains a wide range of beneficial properties of olive oil.
French nutritionists believe that olive oil protects the human body from almost all diseases and preserves the youth and prolonging life.
Scientists have found that the natural oil from olives has anti-cancer effects. Besides, this is a natural product of 70% reduces the risk of myocardial infarction.
The benefits of olive oil for the face
Olive oil was used for the first time a person has a lot of years ago. At the present time, this natural product is considered to be an indispensable tool in cosmetology.
The oil in its composition contains a large amount of vitamin E, significantly prolongs youthfulness of the skin, and vitamin A, is responsible for skin hydration and elasticity. In addition, this oil contains other valuable vitamins and monounsaturated fats that are beneficial for the skin. Regular use of olive oil for the face provides the skin sufficient hydration and nutrition and significantly slows the aging process.
Judging by the reviews, olive oil is ideal for dry and aging skin. The oil promotes the formation of new cells, retains moisture in the skin for a long time, and it does not clog pores.
Oil essentially smooths existing wrinkles and prevents their appearance. This natural product can be used in the care of sensitive skin.
The benefits of olive oil for hair
Olive oil for hair not less useful than for the skin. Judging by the reviews, olive oil successfully solves the problem of hair loss. It contains a complex of vitamins that promote recovery and growth of hair. Vitamins oils repair damaged hair follicles and affect the rod inside, penetrating into the hair structure. Fatty acids provide nutrition hair oil with oxygen and gently cleanse the scalp of dead skin cells.
Lately, especially popular ozonized olive oil for hair. Thanks to all ozone medical properties of olive oil are enhanced several times.
The oil is part of many cosmetic products for hair care. It can be used as the basis for the mask prepared at home. The mask as additional components that enhance the action of the oil, you can add lemon, honey, hot pepper, egg yolk.