The Brightland team has gathered research around the unexpected advantages of extra virgin olive oil and we can't wait to share a few in the third edition of our series, For Body, Heart and Soul.
Next up, we are featuring the SKIN:
1. Extra virgin olive oil contains three antioxidants that do wonders for the skin. They are vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Together, they help preserve the skin from premature aging, prevent free radical damage, and help restore smoothness.
2. Consuming extra virgin olive oil can also help repair dry skin from the inside. Its strong anti-inflammatory powers and high fat content help the skin become more elastic over time and heals dry, flaky skin.
3. One study determined that consumption of extra virgin olive oil has shown promise to prevent cancer. The study found that an antioxidant compound was able to induce cancer cell death, exciting researchers to continue further exploration.