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Olive Oil in daily diet, beauty and health
In Corfu and all over Greece we use olive oil instead of butter in most of our dishes when we cook, it is much more healthier!!! The virgin olive oil and the extra virgin olive oil can be used raw, in salads and some dips. Olive oil is the best for cooking (frying/sautéing/grilling/roasting in pot or oven) because it is more resident to high temperatures than other vegetable oils.
 
In some dishes that we call “ladera” (very oily food) the less cooking and in the lower temperatures you cook the olive oil ,all the benefits of the olive oil are going in our organism. Frying in lower than 170C with extra virgin olive oil,short time of cooking/frying and replacing the oil after each frying, have beneficial effect in food. The best and healthier way to cook your food is to add the olive oil at the end of cooking. That way you don’t lose all the valuable components of olive oil. The feeling of your food will be lighter but that doesn’t mean it won’t be tasty! The virgin olive oil can be used as main ingredient in many beauty and personal care products (skin care products, hair products, body care products, nail and toe products e. t. c)

Here are some tips:
  • If you ever run out of shaving cream/foam use some olive oil instead .Not only ,you will have the best shaving ever, but you will moisturize your skin too.
  • You can use it to moisturize your skin and reduce stretch marks.
  • Clean your make up brushes ,by mixing some olive oil with dishwashing liquid .
  • Your zipper gets stuck?? Use some olive oil!!!
  • Remove your eye make up by using some olive oil on a cotton (works for waterproof products too).
  • Use to hinges olive oil to prevent creaking.
  • Clear your throat or stop coughing/snore by drinking a teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Use olive oil on the cuticles to moisturize them.
  • Use some olive oil and lemon to take care the wooden furniture and doors. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and remove it with a clean cloth.
  • Your kid was playing with colors? And his/her hands are cover with them? You were painting and your hands are covered with paint?use some olive oil with sugar or salt .rub the hands with it .Not only you will get rid of the paint but you will moisturize the hands too!!
  • Use some olive oil to shine your leather shoes .
  • Add 3-4 drops of olive oil and some drops of your favourite oil essence and you have a nice moisturize essence for your bath!!!
  • Helps in repairing cracked leather.
  • Relieves itching and redness rush.
  • Use some olive oil in your dogs or cats food. You will get rid of your cat’s hair balls and shines dog’s coat.
 
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