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Olive oil - properties, uses and advantages
What is olive oil?
Olive oil is the oily fat mixture from the fruits of the olive tree, Oliva Europea, a tree originated in the Mediterranean region. The commercial qualities of olive oils are of three main types:
Virgin oil - is produced solely by pressing or centrifugating the crushed and then macerated olive fruits. There is a whole range of "virgin qualities". The oil obtained from the initial gentle pressing is the best and the most expensive, and this oil has a lot of good taste.
Refined Oil - has been pressed or centrifugated and then treated with chemicals to neutralize bitter tasting components, for example free oily acids. Usually oils obtained by hard pressing or centrifugating are treated this way before being used in order to remove bad tasting components.
Olive Pomace Oil - is gained from the rest remaining after the pressing by heating or by chemical extraction.
The chemical structure of olive oil
Olive oil is mostly a kind of fat. Fat is a chemical composition, called an ester, of the alcohol glycerol and fatty acids. A fatty acid has a molecules consisting of a long hydrocarbon chain and a carboxylic group.
The most abundant fatty acid in olive oil is oleic acid which is a mono-unsaturated acid, meaning that the hydrocarbon chain has one double bond. 76 % of the fatty acids in olive oil is oleic acid.
Oleic acid has 18 carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon chain, and the double bond between the 9th and 10th carbon atoms in the hydrogen chaine, counted from the non-carboxylic end in the molecule. It is therefore called an omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid.
8 % of the fatty acids in olive oil is linoleic acid, which is a poly-unsaturated acid, meaning that there are more than one double bond in the hydrocarbon chain. Linoleic acid has two double bonds.
Linoleic acid has 18 carbon atoms in the hydrocarbone chain, a double bond between the 3th and 4th carbon atoms in the hydrocarbone chain, and a double bond between the 6th and 7th atom, counted from the non-carboxylic end in the molecule. It is therefore called an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid.
15 % of the fatty acid content of olive oil is stearic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid with 16 carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon chain. A saturated fatty acid has no double bonds.
Olive oil also contains some other fat-like substances. One of these is squalane. This is a saturated hydrocarbon with 30 carbon atoms. Squalane is good for the skin health and is often used in cosmetics and skin care products.
Possible uses of olive oil
Used in salads and other dishes - Olive oils can be used to ad taste and fat content to salads. Good qualities of virgin oil will give the best taste in salads.
Olive oil used on bread - Virgin olive oil of good quality fixes well to the bread, and has a taste well suited for applying on bread. The olive oil gives the bread a rich taste and flavour.
Used as fryer oil- You can use olive oil when gently frying meat, fish and other dishes. Here you can use cheaper refined oil. However, if you heat too hard, the oil gets chemically altered, gets a bad taste, and the fried dish is glued to the frying-pan.
Cosmetics and skin protection - Olive oil can be used as the fluid base of cosmetics. Cosmetics produced this way are generally more healthy to the skin than cosmetics based on synthetic oils.
Hair care - Olive oil is a well-proven remedy against dandruff and other hair problems. it has a revitalizing effect upon the scalp and improves the intactness of the hair. Olive oil makes the hair shiny and more robust.
Used as a medicine for prevention or cure - Olive oil can be used for disease prevention, or as a contributing agent to cure diseases. Used this way it can be taken by spoon. Two tablespoons a day is often the recommended dose.
Health benefits of olive oil
Results from many projects suggest that olive oil contribute to the prevention or cure of several diseases.
Protection of the blood vessels and the heart - Olive oil contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids. This type of fat helps prevent atherosclerosis and thereby helps prevent coronary heart disease. People in countries where olive oil is used regularly have less heart disease than people in north of Europe and north of America. When adding olive oil to the diet to protect the heart and the circulatory system, one must reduce the consumption of other types of fat with the same amount as the olive oil added, since olive oil is a type of fat. If one consumes much saturated fat, this is the fat type of which one must reduce the intake
Help against inflammatory conditions - Olive oil seems to have anti-inflammatory properties. People suffering from inflammatory ailments, for example rheumatism, will generally gain from including oilve oil in their diet. However, olive oil should be combined with fish oil or fat fish to optimize the anti-inflammatory effct. Olive oil contains omega-9-poly-unsaturated acids, while fish oil contains- omega-3-poly-unsaturated acids. Both of these seem to reduce inflammation.
Help against rheumatism, like joint pain and arthritis - The anti-inflammation properties of olive oil can probably reduce rheumatic problems of most types, especially when used together with fish oil or fat fish.
Prevention and cure for digestive trouble and digestive diseases - Olive oil makes the intestinal content softer and smoother. Therefore it helps prevent and cure sluggish digestion, constipation and intestinal pain. it also helps to prevent and cure inflammatory processes in the digestive system, especially if used together with fat fish or fish oils.
Skin protection and healing - Taken by mouth oilve oil helps prevent wrincles, thin skin and other signs of aging, it can also help to reduce manifest wrincles, make the skin grow thicker and help the skin heal from damage. Olive oil applied on the skin may protect the skin from external irritation and help the skin to regain from damage done by irritating agents.
Cancer prevention - It seems that olive oil can contribute to prevention of cancer. Also this affect seems to be due to its anti-inflammatory actions.
Slowing down the aging process and regaining properties of youth - Olive oil helps to slow down the aging process of the whole body, and may help regaining a youthfull body.
Help for the development of muscle mass - Many body-builders and athletes claim that oilve oil contributes to muscle development.
About olive oil and weight loss - Since olive oil is a type of fat, you should reduce your consume of other types of fat when you increase the consume of olive oil. The fat you should reduce most, is usually saturated fat like that in milk, read meat, cheese and coco nut. If you consume much oils containing omega-3-poly-unsaturated fat, like soy oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil, you should reduce this consume too. You should also reduce the amount of chemically processed fat, like that in margarine, fat cookies or fat snacks.
To read more about fat types, please go to this site:
By: Knut Holt
Good online shops where you can purchase high quality olive oil and some of their products
OLIVE OILS, HERBS, TEAS, COFFEES
In this store you can find a lot of products from the nature. There are many olive oils and olive oil products. There are olive oils from several regions like Spain, Italy, Greece and American regions. Many of the olive oil products are to be found in different quantities so you can also puchase for bigger establishments in this shop.
You can also find all kind of herbs, teas, coffees and herbal medicines for specific purposes.
HERBAL AND HOMEOPATHIC products - including olive oil and olive oil products - In this store you can find herbal and homeopathic products against many specific ailments, as well as many blendings of nutrients.
Some examples of high quality olive oils you can find in these stores
These oils are cold pressed and taken from the first yield during the pressing process, which makes them qualify for the term extra vergin. Besides being most nutritious these oils will also show the richest taste.
Olive ol based soaps
Soaps that give your skin the benefit from
olive oil each time you wash
- Through these links you will also find other olive oil based cleaning products
Skin care and hair care products based on olive oil
Shampoos and hair lotions based on olive oil:
Olive oil is a well proven remedy against dandruff and other hair problems.
Through this product link you can buy this product or other olive oil based
shampoos with scents of citrus, almond or just neutral scent.
Topical olive oil balsams for the skin
- Olive oil has a very well-doing effect on the skin, and many of the best skin care products are based on olive oil as the main ingredient.
Olive oil products and other products to prevent health problems and improve general health
Argan Oil - A strong anti-aging and injury healing remedy for the skin
- Argan oil stimulates strongly the healing processes in the skin which in turn makes aging signs diminish and makes damage due to inflammatory processes heal. It is beneficial by conditions like acne, rosacea and psoriasis
OMEGA-3-SUPPLY with olive lief extract - for good circulatory health and to help against fatigue and boost energy levels
- Olive lief extract contains the substance oleouropein that breaks down to
substances that helps against fatigue and give yo a higher energy level.
CALCIUM SURPLUS - Activa Coral Calcium
- Calcium is a mineral needed in more than just trace amounts. With a quality diet most people still get enough calcium. Some people need a supply due to problems with the diet or special medical conditions. Activa coral calcium gives you this extra needed amount. Activa coral calsium is taken up extreemely
easy from your digestive system. This product also regulates your body Ph
to a favourable alcaline level. Most people have a too acid ph, which is very
unfavourable to the general health.
Click here to buy or learn more - Activa
Feel and look younger, reverce aging - human growth hormone has proved to help regain skin thickness, muscle intactness, a jouvenile muscle/fat-ratio and other properties of youth:
OMEGA-3-FATTY-ACID-SUPPLEMENT - Omega Daily: The daily diet often contain too small amounts of Omega-3-fatty acids. In the diet these are a component of omega-3-oils. These acids are important for many physiological functions, and for the health of the heart, circulatory systems and the joints. Omega-3-fatty acids have been proven to help prevent coronary heart disease, to ammeliorate joint inflammation and rheumatic diseases and to help keep the body young. A supplement can therefore be useful, and especially if you do not often eat fish or seafood. In the following are presented two omega-3-products made from high quality sources:
This supplement is produced using the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel as a raw material. The mussels have been a valuable diet ingredient by the Maori People in New Sealand for centuries, containing proteines, vitamins, minerals and extremely valuable Omega-3 fatty acids.
Click here to learn more or buy - Omega daily
NONI JUICE FROM HAWAII - Pure Hawiian Puna Noni Juice:This is pure noni juice concentrate. Noni juice gives you added strength. It helps your body to fight infections and clear out impurities. It also helps the tissue in your body to heal from damage.
Please click at this link to learn more or buy: Flora Hawaiian Noni Juice - 17 Ounces Liquid
Products to help for specific health problems
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Exitor - help to reduce weight:This product works by increasing fat burning and increasing your energy levels to render you more active than before. This product does not affect uptake of fat and sugar from the intestines.
Pleace click here to learn more or buy - Exitor
ProShapeRx - a comprehensive slimming product- This product helps you to get slimmer by combining appetite reduction, blocking of carbohydrates and fat, increasing fat burning and making you more vital and active.
Some slimming products with special effects: These links lead to products that help slimming by giving spesial effects, like carbohydrate uptake blockage, fat uptake blockage or appetite reduction.
Absolute Nutrition's C Block Carbo Inhibitor - to hinder uptake of carbohydrates
Drug to hinder both fat and carbohydrates from uptake- Maximum International 1 - EZ Diet Fat / Carb Blocker
PRODUCTS AGAINST SEXUAL PROBLEMS and items to make a good sex life even better - for women and men - Better sex mall: -Here you will find products to help you get better lubrification, help for anatomical problems with your genital organs, items to help you get better erections, products to enhance your sexual drive, products to increase the good feelings in your sexual body parts, medicines to enhance your fertility, your semen production or semen quality. Buy clicking at this banner, you will enter a page that can guide you to the products most fit for your own needs, based on characteristics of your own sexual life and your whishes for sexual life changes.
Some good online shops of herbal and natural products
VITAMIN SHOPPE:Many persons may have special needs for vitamins and minerals due to sport activities, medical conditions, work or general lifestyle. This may regard eiher the needed amount or the way of administering the vitamins and minerals. Some persons also want to tune the intake of each substance individually. Here you will find the exact products that will fit your special needs.
Supplements and stimulants for all types of body-building and training- Through this banner you will find all types of nutrient supplement and natural growth and condition stimulants for use by people in a training program.
Some more products and product collections
To find innovative medicines for most common ailments
More cosmetic products
Natural products to prevent disease
Products to improve sexual life