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4. Olive Oil acne treatment

Some have found that a mixture of olive oil & salt works very well for acne.[1] You can make a paste mixing 4 parts salt with 3 parts olive oil. Apply the paste gently to your face using your fingertips. You can leave it on for a couple of minutes before gently rinsing with warm water and perhaps a mild soap. You can start by using it daily before bed for the first week. Then gradually decrease the application to 2-3 times per week. Both salt and olive oil have antibacterial qualities. The salt pulls water out of your skin. The salt also works as a scouring agent, mechanically removing dead skin and dirt. It is better to use extra virgin olive oil which is the "fruit juice" of the olive.  Pure and light olive oils both contain chemically oils that are more likely to cause skin irritation. The olive oil's antioxidant components help heal your skin. Olive oil functions as a skin moisturizer. And olive oil does not leave a reside that will clog pours. Remember that some people's skin is irritated by olive oil, so, as always, use with care and, if possible, under the advice of qualified medical practitioner. 

Some have also suggested a diet that includes lots of extra virgin olive oil as part of a strategy against acne.[2]

Sources: 1.Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things "Clear Up Acne" Author & Publisher: Readers Digest Format: hardcover book; ISBN: 0762107057; Pages: 400 2."Acne Sample-diet"

OLIVE OIL NEWS

 

 

Heart-Protecting Component of Olive Oil Discovered

April 2, 2009

reported in  Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, lead researcher: Fatima Paiva-Martins, at the University of Porto, Portugal.

Scientists have discovered the polyphenol in extra virgin olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. DHPEA-EDA is the main antioxidant in olive oil that protects red blood cells from damage.

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Phytochemicals Make Olive Oil Even More Awesome Than Previously Believed

December 18, 2008

Extra-virgin olive oil contains 'phytochemicals', that can trigger the death of cancer cells according to research published in the BMC Cancer journal,  suppressing the cancer gene HER2 and therefore reducing the risk of breast cancer. (more...)

Read about the heart-health benefits of  phytochemicals (plant sterols, flavonoids and sulfur-containing compounds) according to the American Heart Association here.

 

 
Heart Disease Prevention
November 9, 2008
32 simple steps we should all take to battle heart disease
Pour on the Olive Oil
Men whose diet include as much as 2 ounces of Olive oil a day have an 82% lower risk of having a fatal heart attack than men who consume little or none. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats-known to hinder the oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol into its artery – clogging form.... more...
 

 
Antioxidants and the Mediterranean Diet
November 9, 2008
Reference: (1) Visioli, Francesco and Galli, Claudio. “The Role of Antioxidants in the Mediterranean Diet.” Lipids, Vol.36, Supplement (2001).
...the importance of antioxidants and the role it plays in the Mediterranean Diet.... Phytochemicals (nonvitamin antioxidants) Polyphenols fall into the category of phytochemicals and are very abundant in the Mediterranean diet especially when it comes to “its high proportion of fruits and vegetables and to the consumption of red wine and olive oil.”  ... more...
 

 
Calorie density: A tool to stop weight gain
November 8, 2008
By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
The average American adult gains one to two pounds a year. Now, two new studies add to the mounting evidence that adults can fight this tendency by limiting the calorie density of our diets, particularly by including plenty of vegetables and fruits.... But nutritious foods high in healthful fat, like nuts and olive oil, were not associated with weight gain... more...
 

 
For good health, put heart in your cooking
November 6, 2008
By CHRISTINE A. VERSTRAETE

Too often, people think that developing heart disease dooms them to a life of boring, tasteless food. North Shore cardiologists Dr. Micah Eimer and Dr. Irwin Silverman challenge that notion by teaming up again with Chef Dawn Dlugosz of "A New Dawn Cooking School" which meets in Whole Foods Market, Northbrook, for a heart healthy cooking class in the grocery store's classroom. ... more...
 

 
   

 

 
 

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