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The Nectar of the Gods

I couldn’t live without my extra-virgin olive oil, not only is it a healthy monounsaturated fat, it makes everything I cook taste great. But wait, there’s more, how about the fact that it’s an excellent moisturizer, especially for the hands and hair. These days my hands are so dry and the best thing that I’ve found to quench the dryness is olive oil. It does the trick every time.

I also rub it through my hair and leave it on either overnight or in the shower covered in a cap so the steam can help the oil permeate my hair. After shampooing and conditioning it feels like silk. Nature’s Liquid Gold as Cal Orey describes it in his book, The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, offers countless wonders that do our bodies good, both inside and out.

Although few may have a sensitivity to olive oil, it seems to be the preferred choice of many around the world. I love it, not only for its taste, and as a beauty tool, but also because many believe it can help keep cancer and other illnesses at bay. No guarantees of course, but olive oil does contain polyphenols which are known to help ward off age-related cancers as well as heart disease. Olive oil is one of the good fats, a definite plus in our diets. Look at it as a sort of life insurance, ensuring that you will help your body be, and stay healthy.

Of course like any oil, the oil from the olive does have calories, about 120 per tablespoon. So keep that in mind, we always get back to moderation, which though cliché by now, does have merit.

Drizzle some on a piece of bread, over your salad, on your pasta, and savor the nectar of the Gods.

Buona Salute! To Your Health~ Janet

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