The Benefits of Olive Oil

To Homer, olive oil was called "liquid gold"; I would argue that he said this because of its respectable and revered place in ancient Greek society.  Olive oil was placed on the heads of Greek nobles throughout history.  In ancient Egypt, olive oil was a main ingredient in perfumes and cosmetics...not to mention that popularizing this substance was an important economic decision for the civilization. But what is it about olive oil that has stood the test of time?  Olive oil has many usages that I just now recognized and I thought that I should share with all of you! 
 
1. Health Benefits:  Olive oil is known to reduce the risk of colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, eases Diabetes, and lessens the severity of asthma and arthritis.  The reason for this is because olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat.  Furthermore its fatty acids are less likely to cause damage in cell membranes that lead to cancer.  For digestion problems, take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach and it will alleviate heartburn, an upset stomach, and even flatulence.  For constipation problem, take 1 tablespoon of olive oil with lemon juice!

2. Delays Aging Process: Because olive oil is high in Vitamin E, if you apply olive oil to your face, it will delay the aging process!  Also olive oil is a wonderful face moisturizer.  Because of the olive oil's fatty acids, the skin remains soft, supple, and delicate.

3. Hair Care: If you have so much dandruff that it looks like snow flakes in your scalp, try olive oil.  Massage your scalp with the oil, which will moisturize in order to reduce the amount of dandruff dramatically.  If split ends are getting you down, run your fingers through your hair with the oil. Apply the same techniques in order to give shine to your hair or just to make it a bit more manageable!

4. Strong Fingernails: If your nails are prone to breaking and chipping, soak your nails each night with lukewarm olive oil and lemon juice.  Place cloth gloves over your hands and leave it there overnight.  Gradually, your nails will be much stronger and more resistant to breakage and chipping.

5.  Ease Snoring: Interesting, huh? If you swallow a bit of olive oil before going to bed, your throat muscles will be lubricated, which will reduce the snoring.

6. Fixing Stuck Zippers: Swab some of the olive oil on the teeth of the slipper and the lubrication will make it easier to zip.

7. Polishing Furniture and Metal

8. Fixing Squeaky Doors

9. Lip Balm

10. Fighting Lice!
 
Well, that's all for now, Princetonettes!