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The health benefits of olive oil are extensive with new evidence from the European Food Safety Authority ( EFSA) a European Union agency providing independent scientific advice and communication on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain. The EFSA has an approved health claim on olive oil polyphenols (Commission Regulation (EU) 432/2012), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that by eating 2 tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease, due to its monounsaturated fat content.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health claim
Eating 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day may reduce the risk of heart disease, due to its monounsaturated fat content. * source FDA
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Olive oil polyphenols contributing to a myriad of health benefits: Nature’s choice with a regulation health claim 432/2012 from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Olive oil contains high concentration of vitamin A, D and K, as well as vitamin E which is a key source of protein needed in the fight against free radicals. This makes olive oil particularly helpful in the fight against skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and seborrheic eczemas.
Other uses of Olive oil:
As an exfoliator: Mix olive oil with sea salt and massage into an affected area to help remove dead skin and enrich the healthier layers. Adding oil in your bath also helps moisturize the body.
As a skin care treatment: Extra virgin olive oil is a simple solution for dry nails and cuticles. Rub a few drops into the cuticle area and around the nail, cuticles stay moist and nails respond with a natural shine.
As an eye makeup remover: A drop or two of extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad helps gently and effectively remove eye makeup without irritating the delicate skin. Olive oil also helps smooth wrinkles that can form around the eyes.