A study published in the March 2004 issue of Medical Science Monitor reported that 2 tablespoons a day of olive oil added to an otherwise unchanged diet in 28 outpatients, ranging in age from 64 to 71, resulted in significant drops in total and LDL cholesterol.
There is also a low incidence of skin cancer among Mediterranean populations, and olive oil consumption could be a contributing factor to this low skin cancer rate. Olive oil contains significantly higher amounts of Squalene than other seed oils, and Squalene is to a large extent transferred to the skin. German researchers believe that this transfer mechanism is probably accomplished by scavenging singlet oxygen generated by ultraviolet light. Japanese scientists also claim that virgin olive oil applied to the skin after sunbathing could protect against skin cancer by slowing tumor growth.
The Wholefood Farmacy’s Heart of Gold is made from Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Orange Oil, & 24 Carat Medicinal Gold. Use it as a sop for whole grain breads, make your own salad dressings or pour it on raw or steamed veggies!
Rejuvn8 is a refreshing whole food skin cleanser made from 100% cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grape Seed oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Sea Salt, and Real Lime. It is excellent for deep cleansing and re-hydration of the face and body.
Pamper yourself, inside and out, with nature’s gift from the olive trees.