There’s So Much to Love About Olive Oil

There’s So Much to Love About Olive Oil

Infused extra virgin olive oil in Billings, MT

Olive oil is a versatile cooking oil that can be used to highlight a variety of dishes, from breads and pastas to meats and vegetables. Many people prefer olive oil over other cooking ingredients because it is lighter, healthier and simply tastes better. But did you know there are many, many other qualities of olive oil? Read below to discover just how amazing olive oil is.

Health benefits of olive oil – Olive oil can:

• Reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks by making arteries more elastic
• Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, especially when substituted for Crisco and fatty oils
• Protect red blood cells from oxidation, minimizing the effects of aging
• Serve as a source of antioxidants and vitamins
• Substitute for less healthy condiments on breads, vegetables and more
• Aid digestion by making meals lighter and easier to process

Beauty benefits of olive oil – Olive oil can be used as a:

• Hair conditioner and to treat dry scalp
• Facial moisturizer to prevent aging
• Sunburn treatment
• Treatment for dry, rough feet
• Medium for inexpensive, natural cosmetics and lip gloss
• Conditioner for nails and cuticles

Miscellaneous uses for olive oil – Try olive oil as a:

• Cleaning oil for wood furniture
• Curing agent for wood cutting boards
• Curing agent for cast iron pots and skillets
• Waterproof solvent for work boots
• Household lubricant
• Way to “unstick” a zipper

And there’s much more to olive oil than this! Discover all the many benefits of olive oil today at Yellowstone Olive Company.