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Olive Oil Health Benefits

July 1, 2009
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Olive oil is more than a cartoon character, historic symbol of peace and glory or food staple of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet. It is actually tremendously useful stuff, finding applications in personal care, home improvement, green cleaning, natural remedies and other areas.

It’s long been reported that there are a number of health benefits of olive oil. As a foodstuff it has a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids, which studies show promote “good” cholesterol (HDL) while lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL). Olive oil is also known to be gentle on the digestive system, and even may help prevent gallstones and soothe ulcers. Good quality olive oil contains valuable vitamins and nutrients, and it is loaded with antioxidants, which many believe help protect the body from cancer.

1. Get Healthy Skin (And Fight Cancer!)

2. Tame Tangled and Damaged Hair

3. Care for your Cat

4. Ease Snoring

5. Polish Furniture and Metal (and Condition Leather)

6. Free Stuck Zippers

7. Fix Squeaky Doors

8. Cure an Earache


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