If you suffer from chronic pain, instead of medications, which can have a number of side effects if used for a long time, get over the pain with olive oil. Thanks to antioxidant polyphenols, this “liquid gold” has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is effective even in arthritis.
Just 50 ml of olive oil, about three and a half tablespoons, has the same effect on joint pain as 200 mg of ibuprofen if you drink it daily (on an empty stomach), and unlike medication it does not damage the joints.
After prolonged use, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen damage the tissue of the joints, and the hip joints suffer the most damage. Acetaminophen does not damage joints, but acetaminophen poisoning is the biggest cause of acute liver failure. For the best olive oil, choose the freshest and least processed, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil in small, dark bottles.
In addition to relieving pain as a tablet, olive oil is also great as a liner. Warm it up and massage the sore spot in a circular motion. Unsaturated fatty acids from extra virgin olive oil also keep neurons from aging and boost brain function. The oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K, and E, which help fight free radicals.
Make the most of olive oil
In a dark and cool place, an unopened bottle of olive oil can last up to two years. When you open the bottle, consume the oil within a few months.
A stronger taste means more beneficial polyphenols
Each olive oil has the same amount of fat and cholesterol and about 120 calories per teaspoon. The Mediterranean diet based on olive oil is associated with lower cancer rates and risk of heart disease, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
With “trick” and cakes become fighters against aging
In recipes 3/4 of butter or sunflower oil, replace with extra virgin olive oil. This little trick, which applies to all meals, cakes, and bread, will reduce amount of calories, saturated fat, and bad cholesterol. Also, use olive oil for salads.