Did you know that Olive Oil is most used oil in most of the countries and also called as 'liquid gold' in the past?

If you know or if you don't know In this article I will show you it's BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS and How to Use for optimum result.

Most of the people remember olive oil as a  oil that uses in the kitchen for cooking but did you know Benefits of olive oil is more than you think. because olive oil is not just a  cooking ingredient.

If I started Writing benefits of olive oil then This article length will become boring and lengthy and you don't want that right?

So, Let's see basic things about olive oil which you want to Read because Many of you might Know and then its benefits and so on.

Olive Oil — A Brief Introduction


Scientific Name – Olea europaea
Family – Oleaceae
Native – Mediterranean Basin
Other Names – Jaitun Ka Tel (Hindi), Mafuta (Swahili), Olyf Olie ( Afrikaans), Zayt Alzaytun (Arabic).

Origin of olive oil is Mediterranean and made mainly in Italy, Spain and Greece and it is extracted from the olive Fruit. It's not seasonal so you can have it all year-around if you are not in INDIA.

The Olive Oil is pressed from fresh olives which are about 1 to 2.5cm long and its plants are smaller in size. 

Flavour of Olive Oil is changed with the cultivar, harvest timing and extraction process.

There is a variety of olive oil that you can meet in every shopping malls because of that different kind of olive oil use for different remedies.

If you don't know what are the don't worry we will give you an insight about in within a second.


1. virgin olive oil: Virgin olive oil is made from standard virgin oil production and its acidity less than 2% which make its taste soo 'good' as compared to extra virgin olive oil. it does not contain any other oil so it is best for cooking purpose.

2. Extra virgin olive oil: Now, you might be thinking what is the difference between extra virgin and virgin olive oil? let me clarify for you. Most of the time you see olive oil on TV or any advertisement is definitely Virgin olive oil because of its popularity, low acid content.

However, extra virgin olive oil has a higher concentration of natural vitamins and minerals than other varieties. If you buy it any time you will see a bright green colour because of its zero processing and no additives which makes its strong olive flavour. 

Compare to other olive oil Extra virgin olive oil has only 1% of oleic acid, while virgin olive oil has 3 to 4% of oleic acid. Now you understand why it is sold so costly in supermarkets.

3. Pure Olive Oil: this oil is actually a mixture of refined and virgin olive oils due to that it has a high acidic content hence low its benefits are limited.

4. Pomace Oil: Another Variant you can see in supermarkets. When all the extraction process of olive oil has been done some oil is still left which is called Pomace Oil and it is also used for cooking but less than virgin olive oil.

Nutritional Facts per 100 Gramses

Calories: 884g
Total Fat: 100g
Vitamins and minerals: Iron: 3%

Well, Now you will understand why it is widely using oil in the world.

There are so many benefits of olive oil so we see some of the best use of it (P.S: I don't want to bore you!! 😉)

Benefits for Skin and Hair

Before Proceeding to the Skin benefits I Have some Questions!

  • Do you Ever use moisturizer after every shower?
  • Do you ever try natural products instead of Regular with full of chemical lotion?
  • Do you want that Shining and Slicky hair like your Role model?
If you cared about your skin then you should go for olive Oil because it contains a good amount of Vitamin E which helps you to reduce inflammation, acne and dryness. Its structure is non-sticky not like another moisturizer out there in a market.


If you think I have dry skin or any other type of skin can I use it?

Don't Worry!! Go Ahead and start using it because it is suitable for all skin type.👍

Best anti-ageing Substance:


If you don't want to look old in your early thirties then start using it now!! because it has antioxidants, minerals and good fats which are a fight for you to free the radicals and glow your face skin within months.

Most of the people know about the basic benefits of olive oil but do you know? that it is also used for lip scrub, nail health and Cracked Heels.

As you know it has plenty of Vitamin E which add moisture and smoothness to your lips, nails and cracked heels.

Do you want to know how it can benefit your hair? then Read On.

Hair benefits of Olive Oil:

How many of you watch TANGLED movie and also want long hair like Rapunzel? (P.S: I'm talking about Girls😉)

What if it is easy to get hair like Rapunzel within months but not that long ok?


As I said earlier olive oil is not only best moisturizer for your skin it also best moisturizer for your hair. It reduces scalp irritation, which further reduces dandruff.

But for that, You have to add some other ingridents only olive oil not work all the time right? Don't worry you will get this ingridents in nearby stores.

For that, you have to add honey and a egg yolk which is high in protein, magnesium, zinc, sulfur  and B vitamins.

This all Nutrients helps you not onlt to fight against your dandruff but also use for hair growth and make it silkey than ever before.

Things You Need:

  • ½ a cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • A egg yolk

How to USE it?

1. Mix the ingredients thoroughly till you get a smooth paste.
2. Apply this paste to your hair and leave it onfor about 20 minutes.
3. Wash off with lukewarm water, and then follow up with a conditioner 

Like you take pre-workout before a workout, olive oil works same as preworkout for your hair. it's a pre-shampoo treatment. Use olive oil before shampoo to get shining, silkey and strength hair.

Limitless Health Benefits of Olive Oil: Like I Said Limitless not just for beauty and hair for health also which is most important for bodybuilder right?

Prevent type 2 diabetes: As most of the bodybuilder and You also know that olive oil is high in fatty acid so fatty acid helped to managed and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. I'm not saying that Research said that check this out!!

In Fact, More use of olive oil intake reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 16%.


Improve Heart health: Numerous studies show that increasing intake of olive oil benefit for your cardiovascular system in many ways, such as lowering LDL(low density lipoprotein) cholesterol level, decreasing blood pressure reduce the risk of thrombosis. this all ultimately helps in improving our heart health.


Olive oil reduce the level of saturated and transfat which are the bad fats. this property control the blood cholesterol levels in the body. Olive Oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids that is a monounsaturated fat which is highest around 75 to 80% found in olive oil.

this will help you in building HDL(high density lipoprotein) in the body.

Lowering the risk of Cancer: Well You heard Right!! Olive oil helps to reduce the risk of cancer. If you don't read Properly Read it again it help to reduce the risk not cure you from cancer sorry for that!!

In a study published in the Annals of Oncology, oleic acid helped inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.

Strengthens Bones:
If Docter Recommand you take Calcium to made your bones strong. Here is a good news for you!! Olive Oil also helps in strengthening the bones.

In a study, it was found that people consuming olive oil in their diet might contribute to strong bones. Their blood was found to 
contain higher levels of osteocalcin, which was an indication of healthy bone formation.

Weight Loss:
Start dieting but you want to eat you favourite snack but you can't. What if you can eat your favourite dish and reduce weight simuntenously? No Kidding Here!

If you start bodybuilding or weight loss or you just start following diet then you must inclued olive oil in your diet if you want to reduce weight.

Don't worry You will not gain weight but reduce it eventually if you follow your diet plan properly.


We see benefits of Olive oil But what about its side effect No one talk about it right? But WE DO!

Side effects of olive oil:

Well, we all know that olive oil is useful for acne treatment right? but what if we use excessively? 

This can create an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to it. 

If you start using excessively then it can create skin rashes, breaking the skin's natural moisturizing abilities in case if you have dry skin and we don't want it right?

So make sure use olive oil as prescribed or ask any dermatologist.

Olive oil is very useful in reducing blood cholesterol levels, however, it also lowers the blood sugar level below the normal body needs which again create health problems like sweating, weakness etc.

Overuse of olive oil can cause a fall in the blood pressure which may lead to problems like stroke and dizziness or sometimes kidney failures.

So My suggestion is use before think that how much olive oil is required for particular remedies.

Let's talk about How to USE


Now you know it is beneficial if you use in a limited amount or according to experts.

1. Ideally, Olive oil is not recommended for cooking, if, if you use hot olive oil. it should be cold usually on salads or other foods.

So, don't sprinkle hot olive oil on your salad because when you use hot olive oil its chemical structure changed to a large amount of unsaturated fats which is best and makes you fat if you use for your dishes.

2. If you want to polish or remove something from your favourite thing then i recommend you not use more than 1tsp. 

And it it required more than that then you can mix 2 part of olive oil and 1 part of lemon so it will not damage your favourite pot or anything else.

3. If you use olive oil as a moisturizer for your skin then 1spoon is more than enough. 

for improve your skin health, remove make up or you want the glowing face in your fifties then you can use 2tbs of olive oil(1tbs lemon juice for glowing face) with 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of yogurt. 

4. If you use for your hair as a moisturizer then contain will be same only add egg yolk and 1/6 a cup of honey.

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