Olive Oil and Your Health
History of the olive tree
Olive oil has been around for thousands of years, in fact, the olive tree has been dated back as far as the time of Christ, now that is a long time ago. There is much debate about an Olive tree that was found in Bethlehem which is believed to be around 4000 t0 5000 years old, talk about old, that really is old.
The story is told of Christ, as he entered the city just before his crucifixion, he rode into the city on a donkey and one of the things that were used to welcome him by the Jewish people were olive branches. In the days of Noah after the flood, it would be a dove that Noah sent out and God would use to confirm that the water had receded by returning with an Olive branch in its beak.
The Jewish nation used Olive leaves around its Menorah, the leaves are a symbol of peace. The Menorah represents wisdom, light, divine inspiration, and peace.
Olive oil in ancient times
Olive oil was used to anoint athletes that competed in the Olympics in ancient Greece. In bible days those persons who were chosen as kings by God were anointed with Olive oil, an example of this is when God sent Samuel the prophet to the home of David to anoint him as king.
Samuel used the consecrated Olive oil to anoint David. Olive oil was also used for lighting lamps, to sanctify the priest and the tabernacle with all of its furniture.
Olive oil use in modern times
Olive oil has not lost its identity, this oil is still in great demand worldwide.
1. Olive oil is healthy and therefore we are encouraged to cook with it.
2. Olive oil is used to moisten the skin.
3. Olive oil is used to help prevent skin cancer.
4. Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants.
5. Help to keep hair healthy.
6. It helps to remove makeup.
7. It helps with weight loss.
8. Slows down the signs of aging.
9. Promotes immune health.
10. It helps to prevent stroke and heart disease.
11. It helps to protect against diabetes.
12. Promotes brain health.
13. Helps to promote good cholesterol
There are many varieties of Olive oil. Each has its benefits.
1. Lite oil.
2. Pure Olive oil.
3. Olive Pomace oil.
4. Virgin Olive oil.
5. Extra virgin Olive oil.
6. Organic extra virgin oil.
The final word
Olive oil has been around for a very long time, it has made a great impact as it is being used in all sorts of ways. So if you haven’t tried this oil as yet, I encourage you to give it a try. I am sure you will be happy with the results. Take control of your health by using this oil that has been around for thousands of years and still going strong.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.