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The facts about “liquid gold”

Fat is bad for you. As in trans and saturated fats. Two other types of fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, can actually improve your health by lowering your bad cholesterol or LDL, and help your body absorb vitamins. What are we talking about? Olive oil of course!

Olive oil is also known to be gentle on the digestive system and even may help prevent gallstones and ulcers.

Olive oil is loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, which many believe help protect the body from cancer.

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-Olive oil is naturally cholesterol, sodium and carbohydrate free.

-Color is not a factor; greener oils come from green olives while the black ones yield paler oil.

-In natural medicine, olive oil has been used for reducing muscle aches and hangovers, as laxatives, sedatives…

-Olive oil coats rather than penetrates, so food fried in olive oil is less greasy than food fried in any other kind of oil.

-Stored in a cool dark place, olive oil can keep for 2 years or more. (My parents get big gallons of olive oil, yeah they use it a lot, and store it in their attic).

-Even monounsaturated fat like olive oil is high in calories, so use it with moderation, don’t go drizzling it all over your food because it’s healthy!

-Don’t forget, extra virgin olive oil is the one with the most nutrients and benefits.

Olive oil isn’t just for salad dressing or cooking, check out the  unusual uses for olive oil  here .

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15 unusual uses for olive oil!

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As you well may know, olive oil is a staple in the mediterranean diet; use it instead of butter and other fats.

I only cook with olive oil, except for deep frying (but i never deep fry, so!). Its uses are very versatile, not only contained to cooking:

1-Easy clean up for garden tools

2-Diaper rash treatment

3-Furniture polish

4-Hair tonic

5-Skin moisturizer

6-Free a stuck zipper

7-Sticker remover

8-Ear ache relief

9-Shoe polish

10-Smooth shave

11-Stainless steel shine

12-Eye make up remover

13-DIY lip balm

14-Lamp fuel

15-Nail and cuticle care

I have used it in about five of these uses. How about you?

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