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What are the health benefits of eating olive oil?

What are the health benefits of eating olive oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil has a number of purported benefits to include action as an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowerer, anttioxidant, and calcium absorber among many others. Not all have been demonstrated in rigorous studies, and appropriate dosing for benefits has not been established. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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What health benefits are associated with olive oil?

What health benefits are associated with olive oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids (mufas), which are healthy fats compared to saturated and trans fats. Mufas may lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels; may also help normalize blood clotting. And some research shows that mufas may benefit Insulin levels and blood sugar control, which helps if you have type 2 diabetes! moderate use only, though. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of olive oil and lemmon pepper?

What are the health benefits of olive oil and lemmon pepper?

Olive oil is great: Olive oil is an omega 9 fat and is extremely healthy. Its regular use in a mediterrean diet has been shown to decrease heart disease, diabetes, and decrease inflammation. Lemon pepper is basically lemon juice spiced with pepper to help add flavor. It has not been associated with true medical benefits and the detox programs using it are not studied. I think its great to add for taste though. ...Read more

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What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for health when heated??

Good oil: Olive oil is good for health at any temperature appropriate for consumption ...Read more

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What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Oils aren't alive: Hi. Oils aren't alive any more than the sugar on your table is alive. They're products from living things, but themselves are NOT living. ...Read more

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Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Not necessarily.: People who follow the"Mediterranean diet" may have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries). it's not clear whether it's the olive oil or the other components of this diet that are beneficial. It's more important to limit total fat and calories, stay physically active and choose fresh fruits & veggies and whole grain foods than to dose yourself with olive oil. ...Read more

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Cooked with sauce with extra virgin olive oil and it boiled. Is this past its smoke point and bad for health? Is it carcinogenic?

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

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Why is olive oil considered better for your health than other oils?

Why is olive oil considered better for your health than other oils?

Contains MUFA's: Olive oil contains a healthier type of fat called "monounsaturated fat" (MUFA) compared to saturated fats like butter or trans-fats used as an additive in many processed foods. MUFA's benefit by lowering total & LDL cholesterol levels. Replacing bad fats in your diet with MUFA's can lower your risk of heart disease & is beneficial to type 2 Diabetes. Limit daily fat intake to 20-35% of calories. ...Read more

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I add oil on vegetables to make my salad. Which one is better for health, olive oil or sunflower oil?

I add oil on vegetables to make my salad. Which one is better for health, olive oil or sunflower oil?

Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better than sunflower oil. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar (low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read more

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Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more

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If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?

If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?

Better to put it on: Your food or salad. The omega 3's are good in olive oil, and lemon juice in water helps alkalinize your body, but straight can damage the enamel of your teeth. So a tsp diluted in a glass of water would be okay (and safe for your teeth.) ...Read more

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Does swishing coconut oil in your mouth daily have any benefits. I heard it whitens your teeth and removes toxins. Is same true of olive oil?

Does swishing coconut oil in your mouth daily have any benefits. I heard it whitens your teeth and removes toxins. Is same true of olive oil?

Too Exotic: Don't try to be so exotic. Some of these things sound really good but are not any better than the true basics of:
1) use a soft manual toothbrush.
2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together.
3) move the brush in circles.
4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side.
5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read more

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Olive oil massage can groth peniss?

Olive oil massage can groth peniss?

No effect: There are many home remedies stated to cause penile enlargement. None of them work and olive oil is one of those non-effective ideas. ...Read more

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Is olive oil healthy to have all the time?

Is olive oil healthy to have all the time?

Olive oil: Olive oil has a number of purported benefits to include action as an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowerer, anttioxidant, and calcium absorber among many others. Not all have been demonstrated in rigorous studies, and appropriate dosing for benefits has not be established. ...Read more

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Putting olive oil on my body, is this benefitial?

Putting olive oil on my body, is this benefitial?

Olive Oil: Olive oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin, to condition hair & in place of shaving cream. ...Read more

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If you fry something in olive oil, is it better for you?

If you must fry…: Olive oil & canola oil are probably the most healthful due to their polyunsaturated fats. Olive oil's shortcoming is its low burning point, which some cooks adjust by adding some butter. Canola tolerates higher temperatures than olive oil. Try baking or broiling instead of frying; they're even more healthful. ...Read more

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Can olive oil cure dandruff?

Can olive oil cure dandruff?

NO: Olive oil may make the dandruff worse! Dandruff can be cured by shampooing often. (daily if possible) and with a tar shampoo such as t-gel or tarsum or head & shoulders (all are over the counter). I have no financial interest in these. ...Read more