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How extra virgin olive oil acts on memory and reduces the effects of aging

How extra virgin olive oil acts on memory and reduces the effects of aging. The impact of vitamin E and Omega 3 and 9 contained in olive oil.

Vitamins A, D, K and E are contained in extra virgin olive oil. These vitamins contribute to the delay in the aging of cells and act on the epidermis. A type of Omega 3 also acts on our memory. The extra virgin olive oil (first cold pressure) must be privileged to benefit from the contributions in vitamins and omega 3 and 9. To take full advantage of these benefits, it is advisable to drink or absorb the equivalent of 2 spoons of extra virgin olive oil every day.

The action of olive oil on memory: the role of Omega 3

Olive oil would be likely to act on the preservation of our cognitive faculties. According to Italian researchers, its action on memory comes from the combined presence of unsaturated fatty acids and eicosapentaenoic acid, a kind of Omega 3. The power of these two acids would be significant to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The oleocanthal, one of the polyphenols present in olive oil would also be involved in the prevention process against this disease (journal Chimical Neuroscience).

Moreover, researchers (Lauretti, Luliano, Pratico, 2017) from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia have shown that regular consumption of extra virgin olive oil reduces the creation of neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid plaques. Thus, learning faculties and memory would be better preserved. From now on, the American team of researchers continues in laboratory, its works with the aim of verifying, the potential capacities of the olive oil to act on patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology).

Extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E and Omega 9: a natural alternative to cosmetics for the skin and a moisturizer for the hair

Extra-virgin olive oil has a high vitamin E concentration, which helps to fight against skin aging. Vitamin E also promotes the storage of vitamin A. It helps the growth and renewal of skin cells, muscles, nerves and blood. It also acts as a protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The vitamin E contained in olive oil is precious. It is an antioxidant that stimulates skin microcirculation and acts on the reduction of wrinkles. The Omega 9 present in olive oil also participates in the activity of the cells and helps to fight against aging.

The Boston University, Trufts University, has also shown that vitamin E contributes to stimulate the immune system and allows to provoke a decrease of 30% of the winter affections.

If you want to enjoy the full benefits of olive oil and its preventive action on the body, you should choose an excellent quality olive oil from the first cold pressing (extra virgin) and it is preferable to eat it raw.

Extra virgin olive oil is a good substitute for anti-wrinkle and anti-stretch mark creams

Extra virgin olive oil can be used as a cosmetic product on dry skin, stretch marks, the body, hands, nails and cuticles, as a moisturizer on damaged hair and even to keep teeth white. Traditionally, extra virgin olive oil has always been used against irritations and eczema. It is an excellent natural alternative to all anti-wrinkle creams and stretch mark creams. Much less expensive, extra virgin olive oil allows to moisturize the skin in depth and to prevent the premature aging of the skin on the long term. Its softening effect on the skin is immediate. It is necessary to privilege the extra virgin olive oils of France because their traceability is effective. A few drops of superior quality extra virgin olive oil are enough. It is preferable to use it at night or as a mask for the skin and hair. Prepare an emulsion by whisking olive oil with a little water!

Source: Lauretti E., Luliano L., Pratico D. (2017), Extra-virgin olive oil improves cognition and neuropathology of the 3xTg mice: role of autophagy, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

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