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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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It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?

It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?

Olive oil: It is well known fact that olive oil has beneficial effect on both ldl.And hdl.Bot why would you like to drink olive oil in a glass of orange juice.You should use olive oil for cooking and enjoy the taste of coocked food and derive the health benefits.Olive oil brings the LDL (bad cholesterol) down and raises the( good cholesterol)hdl .But if you want to drink the cocktail thats ok. ...Read more

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What are the good effects of olive oil?

What are the good effects of olive oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil has 8.1 mcg of vitamin K, 1.9 mg of vitamin E & 1.9 grams of saturated fat. Olive oil also contains 30mg of phytosterols which helps to keep cholesterol low. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking olive oil orally as a home remedy should it be done or not and will it have lasting effects (good or bad)?

What are the pros and cons of taking olive oil orally as a home remedy  should it be done or not and will it have lasting effects (good or bad)?

Unknown: We know that following a mediterranean diet which is high in olive oil has health benefits, but there are no scientific studies that show that taking olive oil is supplement form has the same benefits. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old, Dark brown spots on my neck, no effects or itch, it might be spreading i don't know, Ive tried olive oil but don' work, what is this?

Im 18 years old, Dark brown spots on my neck, no effects or itch, it might be spreading i don't know, Ive tried olive oil but don' work, what is this?

Rash: Rashes are very hard to diagnose without photograph. If you would like a virtual consult, I would be happy to help you. www.healthtap.com/drhilarypetersel keycode RQJVYP Otherwise, I would suggest seeing a dermatogist or your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...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

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Is it ok to drink olive oil?

Olive oil: Yes but most of us don't like the taste in large amounts. Try putting extra virgin olive oil on your salds with a little vinegar. ...Read more

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Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Yes: Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and has been shown to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (ldl). It does not mean that you can replace olive oil with your other oil and constantly eat fried/greasy food. The liver will see this as just a mass input of fat and eventually this will be detrimental to your health. You should visit your pcp and come up witha a plan. ...Read more

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Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

No: Olive oil does not cause the skin to darken. Sun exposure and genetics are the causes of darker skin. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more