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Olive Oil - Greeks have this spot on

So any Greek child will tell you this same story. Yep Olives as a 2 year old yia yia had me eating them like lollies....omg 😳
But hey I still love them, yia yia had a big jar in the cupboard of Olives in her pantry. She told me these are special and bar-pou's treats. Yep that's the ones I had to have....
Olive Oil ?

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Olive oil has received well-deserved attention over the last 10-15 years. This is the main ingredient that plays an important role in the Mediterranean diet. For years, studies have shown people who consume this type of diet live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. Olive oil is a lot more than just a health food. In fact, it can be used for soothing skin, managing hair, and as a natural sunscreen.
Heart Health
Olive oil has nutrients that support the heart and brain, and the Omega-3s in olive oil make blood flow easier. The antioxidants found in the oil protect against aging by reducing damage from free radicals and oxidative stress. [1]Populations who consume the highest amounts of olive oil enjoy low rates of coronary heart disease.

Erase Stretch Marks


If there’s a downside to pregnancy, it’s the stretch marks. In one study, olive oil reduced scarring from severe stretch marks following pregnancy. [9] The topical as well as the internal use of olive oil may provide this benefit.

Speeds Wound Healing


Although olive oil aids skin recovery when applied to wounds like burns, eating olive oil or foods featuring olive oil also improves wound healing time. Regular consumption of olive oil lowers inflammation and heals the body from the inside out.
Heals Burns Faster
Olive oil is loaded with vitamins and essential fatty acids involved in speeding the healing of burns.  The Amish are often credited for creating a natural method for reducing burns with olive oil that’s as effective as conventional treatments, and they’re not alone. The Hatay of middle Turkey use a mixture featuring olive oil to ease the severity of burns. The olive oil supplies essential nutrients to the injured skin and discourages harmful organisms from infecting the wound.
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