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Side Effects Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
OK to use: Face will feel oily.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?
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 that's ok. ...Read more
Check expiration: With any foods or products you haven't used in a while please check the expiration dates. ...Read more
It helps: Extra virgin olive oil has unsaturated fatty acids, which are good fats. If you use for baking or grilling or in salad, it is good. If you fry or deep fry unsaturated fa becomes saturated which are not good. ...Read more
Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?
No Difference: There is no difference in the hdl-c response to regular olive oil or extra virgin olive oil. ...Read more
Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?
Good choice: Because of its fat profile (saturated and trans versus monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), olive oil is considered a better oil with which to cook. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
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
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
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
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