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Using extra virgin olive oil in skincare? What does it help with?

Using extra virgin olive oil in skincare? What does it help with?

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

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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?

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

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Does extra virgin olive oil good for cooking?

Does extra virgin olive oil good for cooking?

Yes: Olive oil has good health benefits especially cold pressed. It is healthy to minimize fried food. ...Read more

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Excess of extra virgin olive oil daily can makes me fat?

Excess of extra virgin olive oil daily can makes me fat?

Yes.: Like all fats, olive oil is calorie dense and contains 120 calories in one tablespoon. Two tablespoons (one ounce) contains 240 calories. So using excess virgin olive oil will cause you to gain weight. ...Read more

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Is extra virgin olive oil much healthier than regular olive oil and if so, why?

Is extra virgin olive oil much healthier than regular olive oil and if so, why?

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

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Is extra virgin olive oil good for scars?

Is  extra virgin olive oil good for scars?

No: Other than moisturizing your skin and making you smell like a salad, it will have no effect on scars. ...Read more

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Can you still use 1 year old extra virgin olive oil to cook?

Check expiration : With any foods or products you haven't used in a while please check the expiration dates. ...Read more

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Is the extra virgin olive oil helpful to reduce cholestrol? What is the best way to use it?

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

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Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?

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

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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

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