What are the health benefits of olive oil before going to sleep? In this article, we answer this question.
We will tell you how to take olive oil before going to bed and we will add a scientific explanation of why it is good to take olive oil before going to sleep.
We will also recall the other benefits for your health if you regularly consume this food which, fortunately, is deeply rooted in our Mediterranean culture.
Olive oil is like a natural medicine. It is a food that is associated with cooking for the preparation of food.
But when we cook, we rarely realize all the health-promoting properties of olive oil. And there are many. In this blog we have written a lot about its properties. Like for example in this post.
In the oil sector, there are also ladders. We are referring to the fact that, depending on how it is made, it will have more or less beneficial properties. At the top of this scale is extra virgin olive oil.
Drink olive oil before bed for your digestive system
After this brief introduction to all the benefits and properties of virgin olive oil, we will see why it is convenient to take olive oil before going to sleep.
It is clear that by taking it we will sleep better. The reason is that this food is very good for the digestive system.
Olive oil is a food that contains fats. By the way, healthy fats that help control bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Drinking a small amount of extra virgin olive oil will make you feel fuller. It will make you eat less and it goes without saying that a light dinner is the best way to get a good night's sleep. The worst thing a human being can do, as all nutritionists point out, is to binge on food and go to bed immediately.
We're not saying take a tablespoon of olive oil. But it is interesting that you dress your salad or your vegetables with extra virgin olive oil. Even if you put a good splash on your meat or fish.
The key is the hormone oleylatanolamide
The fats in olive oil are converted into a hormone called oleylatanolamide. The Network Biomedical Research Center - Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition has demonstrated that this hormone, a natural component derived from oleic acids and produced by the small intestine, helps transform "bad" fats into "good".
In addition to calming the appetite, it can be a great help in the fight against overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity have become a serious health problem, especially in western countries, also in France.
According to the Ministry of Health “in the French adult population (25-60 years old) the prevalence of obesity is 14,5% while overweight is 38,5%. In other words, one in two adults is overweight. Obesity is more common in women (17,5%) than in men (13,2%).
Therefore, taking olive oil before bed helps digestion at night and will also help you lose weight.
Great for the skin
There are other benefits to taking olive oil before sleeping. And it has some for our skin. With all the properties of this food it is possible to delay the aging of the skin and more particularly of the face.
This is a natural remedy like taking a few drops of the oil before going to bed and rubbing them on the skin. This is enough to have young skin.
This is due to the amount of antioxidants and polyphenols in extra virgin olive oil and also its vitamin E.
It is for this reason that, if you look closely, many cosmetic products that you can buy are made from olive oil.
Olive oil has many other benefits. The most diverse scientific studies reveal that it is a real weapon to avoid many types of cancer, but especially those of the skin, colon and breast.
We have already mentioned that the oil helps in controlling overweight and obesity. For this reason we can also say that it is fantastic to fight diabetes, associated with the two previous ones. This is because in this food we find monounsaturated fats.
Now good. To control diabetes, monounsaturated fats alone are not enough. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes and carbohydrates should be acquired. In other words, “embrace” the Mediterranean diet, which is the healthiest food system in the world and whose axis since time immemorial has been olive oil.
It should also be noted that olive oil does a lot of good for the bones and prevents osteoporosis.
Ultimately. Taking olive oil before going to sleep means having better digestion which will help you fall asleep. Thanks to its hormones, you will feel a feeling of satiety that will make you lie down much lighter. In this article, we have also reviewed the other benefits of extra virgin olive oil, genuine olive juice.