Drinking Olive oil and its benefits 

Being old and being not able to eat a lot of sections of food certainly takes its toll. Being obese and having to control on fried items is also a very difficult job. Nature has given a gift to nullify all these problems and this nature's product has been around for centuries, providing benefits to young and old alike. This gift sent from the heavens is olive oil. To take references from myths, Greek mythology refers the olive tree to be a gift by their goddess Athena.

Olive oil is extracted by olives by cold pressing and extraction of the oil from the paste. Olives are very rich in oil and are majorly found in the Mediterranean Basin. Drinking olive oil from the literal sense of the word or using in salads and foods, in both ways is known to have innumerable advantages. Since olden times people have been into researching and experimenting to find new and new of drinking olive oil benefits whether through ingestion or skin applications etc.

The first and foremost drinking olive oil benefit as your diet is that it is the only oil that does not contain harmful lipid content and therefore is very good for maintaining the cardiovascular system of your body. Research shows that it contains Omega-3 Fatty Acid whose only other source left hip pain is oil containing fishes such as salmon. Omega-3 fatty Acids play an important role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Also, olive oil is a source of Omega-6 Fatty Acid which is used in making substances like prostaglandins by the human body that blocks inflammation and normalize heart, liver and kidney function. The maximum benefit from both these fatty acids can be gained by ingestion of these fatty acids in a proper ratio that is one part of omega-3 to ten parts of omega-6. This exact proportion one can find in olive oil, making it superior to all the oils and many other elements in our diet.

Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants; substances that help in repair and protection of human body at molecular level. Antioxidants are essential in maintaining the fitness of human body and helps prevent quick ageing. Olive oil is also a powerful anti irritant. Research study shows that it contains a compound which has the potency and profile like that of ibuprofen and affects the body in a similar way. Drinking olive oil in one or two tablespoon portions in known to prevent a number of nose and throat infections and is a powerful reliever of throat irritation. Also, olive oil also contributes to well being in old age. It greatly reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) level in blood and increases HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) level. According to recent research, usage of olive oil in elderly people's diets has helped preserve cognitive functions in them. Apart from eating usage of olive oil on skin helps in cleansing and lifting make up off your skin. It also helps in tanning of skin, if used after sun treatment.