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Extra Virgin Olive
Some protection: Extra virgin oil doesn't have any proven healing properties above other oils . That said, you can relieve dryness and some superficial irritation temporarily with oil on your skin. Lena horne, who was one of the classic beauties of our time once said that she never washed her face and only applied olive oil to her lovely complexion every night. I think she was just blessed with great genes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely so: Extra virgin olive oil comes from the first press of the olive, so it has a higher concentration of phytonutrients than second press virgin olive oil. These phytonutrients are responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of olive oil, and is great source of Omega-9 fatty acids. ...Read more
My only source of fat at the moment is extra virgin olive oil, but i might be using a bit more than I should (6-10 servings per day). Is it still ok?
Need more info: To answer your question, i would need to know what other foods you are eating, your size and weight, and how much exercise you are getting. 1 serving of olive oil (1 tbs) = 120 calories. If you are getting up to 10 servings (1200 calories!) a day, that may be a bit much. A healthy diet is balanced & not weighted too much on fats. ...Read more
Check expiration : With any foods or products you haven't used in a while please check the expiration dates. ...Read more
I heard olive oil is good for skin. Can I use the extra virgin olive cooking oil to apply on my skin?
Go ahead: But it might be comedogenic so try it on places that are facial. ...Read more
Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?
Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?
Cooked with sauce with extra virgin olive oil and it boiled. Is this past its smoke point and bad for health? Is it carcinogenic?
You're fine: All smokes probably contain some carcinogens but you can't go through life avoiding everything that makes life enjoyable because that's impossible. And while I'm not much of a cook, it's common for sauces that contain oils (most do) to boil. Relax and stop worrying. Trusting you do not smoke, drink to excess, or do drugs, and that you exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
How can excess of extra virgin olive oil makes me fat if its a light liquid, i cant understand how can this makes me gain weight...
Calories: If you learn anything about diet try to understand the concept of caloric density. Water is a light liquid with no calories, olive oil has 119 cal/tbsp. If you consume more calories than you need/burn off you gain weight.Consumption of 1 extra tbsp/day of olive oil for a year gives the calorie intake equal to 14.5 lb. wt gain. ...Read more
I recently added extra virgin olive oil to my diet in the mornings.. I never ate oil before.. I'm nauseated now.. Could the oil be why?
Could be if too much: Too oily/fatty foods slow down digestion and thus food stay in stomach for longer than usual, and if significant can cause nausea. As for u, stopping it to see if the nausea goes away and u have your answer. I would not recommend eating the olive oil by itself, but rather use it for coooking, making salads etc...Also, check for pregnancy as this can cause morning sickness...Good luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: To make a significant difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will drinking a table spoon of extra virgin olive oil be beneficial or harmful? Or no effect? (drinking it daily)
EVOO is beneficial: Many studies have been published looking at the benefit of Mediterranean diet plus extra virgin olive oil: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mediterranean-diet-with-olive-oil-nuts-linked-to-healthier-brain/; http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2293082 & http://alvinblin.blogspot.com/2013/05/mediterranean-diet-vs-loss-of-memory_23.html. ...Read more
Are there any health benefits of applying Extra Virgin Olive Oil on skin for general use and wellbeing without suffering any medical condition?
No,: Unless your skin is dry but there's better lotions ...Read more
I consume exactly 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day, and it is my only source of fat. Would a total of 8 grams of saturated fat from just the olive oil be too much saturated fat per day?
Probably not: Talk about "the key to..." is the language of advertising rather than science. Acne's a serious disease that's easily managed with evidence-based medications that any physician can get for you. If you're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health, it would be inexcusable to deny junior effective rx. If you're the patient, you're free to try olive oil, honey, vinegar, etc., etc., . ...Read more
I usually put 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to a cup of rice for my every meal, is it safe and healthy or not?
I saw some YouTubers use Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus antibacterial dishwashing liquid to clean makeup brushes. Is it workable? Thanks.
I massaged my newborn with extra virgin olive oil for one week and her complexion has changed from fair to dark. Can she become fair again?
Not likely: Newborns start out with little pigment in their skin since they're not exposed to sunlight until birth. After birth, pigment production begins according to genetics to whatever coloration was programmed by the genes. The olive oil had nothing to do with the pigmentation. The "fair" skin was a newborn thing and won't return. ...Read more
Love to eat Olive oil .My LDL cholesterol went from 85 to 106. Is the saturated fat in extra virgin olive oil harmful. Did it raise LDL cholesterol
Olive oil.: While olive oil is one of the healthier oils as far as the proportions of healthy fasts versus unhealthy fats, it's still an oil, with 18 grams of fat per tablespoon, and could raise your LDL and triglycerides if you use too much. That being said, an LDL of 106 is still pretty good. But try to limit your use of oil in general. ...Read more
Won't help: I see that you're using both benzoyl peroxide and isotretinoin. The former is the best topical remedy for mild acne. The latter is the big guns for severe acne and you can expect it to clear you. The diet / fad / pop / "natural" remedies you'll find on the internet are mostly made up. Stay the course with the Isotretinoin and don't waste time / emotional energy on additional subscientific remedies. ...Read more
No and No.: Both will make dandruff (technical name: seborrheic dermatitis) worse. Try an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo containing tar, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, or zinc pyrithione, but keep it out of your eyes. If that doesn't work, a dermatologist can give you a prescription-strength shampoo and a lotion or foam. ...Read more
Is extra virgin olive oil good for the eyes? Because i put it on my face every night and it always gets into my eyes. I'm 18 male
probably not: I'm really not sure if it is good or can hurt. I'd check with an ophthalmologist for the eye part, and a dermatologist as to whether it's actually of any benefit to your skin. If you're using a cpap, it might actually affect the benefit of that machine. I suggest a high quality cream or lotion for your skin, and use the oil in salads. ...Read more
Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?
False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more
Is the oil cleansing method (use of cold pressed castor oil and extra virgin olive oil topically on face) safe during pregnancy?
Yes: Those ingredients applied to your face are safe. ...Read more
I have 1-2 glasses of red wine & 2 Tbsp's of extra virgin olive oil per day, both FOR HEALTH BENEFITS. Am I at risk of developing fatty liver?
It depends how long: have you been taking alcoholic beverages. It is risky. ...Read more
Just started taking musclepharm cla which is a blend of cla, avocado oil & extra virgin olive oil via safflower. Is this safe with Zoloft (sertraline) / klonopin ?
Interactions: Olive oil is a quercetin containing compound which is generally considered safe. However, it can inhibit certain liver enzymes that are used to break down different medications like zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin. It is my opinion, that the likelihood of interaction is low, but if anything it could increase the levels of both and you may require less medication. ...Read more
Hello, I am 20 years old and suffer from Fordyce Spots on my penis. I was wondering if there is an effective way to get rid of them. I've been trying by applying Extra virgin olive oil & coconut oil. I read that heat will help by absorbing the sebum?
AG of Fordyce: They are difficult to treat and should be left alone. But discuss with your team. ...Read more
I got extra vergin olive oil in my eyes, it doesn't hurt but my vision is blurred. What should I do?
Flush eyes...: Try flushing your eyes with tap water for 15 minutes. Then rest for the next hour. If there are still problems with your vision i would suggest seeking medical attention. Your primary care doctor, urgent care center or an emergency department would the next step. Good luck ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?
Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
Olive Oil: Olive oil have approximately 120 calories per tbsp. Ingesting too much will add up in calories. ...Read more
Yes. Possibly virgin: A trial in 200 men showed : oil with higher amounts of polyphenols, virgin olive oil, had greater effects in raising hdl-c and lowering oxidized LDL than refined olive oil. This study does appear to show that other components apart from monounsaturated fatty acids, affect lipid levels, it is uncertain whether it was actually the polyphenols that resulted in these differential benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer