Olive oil comes from olives, which are the fruit of the olive tree. The ingredient has been the staple of Mediterranean meals for centuries, and is widely considered to have a range of health benefits.
The main fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated fat (MUFA), which has been found to help lower our cholesterol levels.
Olive oil is also packed with antioxidants, which are said to lower the creation of damaging free radicals in the body.
The properties of olive oil also makes it very helpful when our ears get blocked with wax.
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How does olive oil break down earwax?
Naturally the ear is self-cleaning, and the movement of our jaw while we talk and eat should help to push it out.
But if we get an excess of earwax, olive oil helps to remove earwax by softening it, which allows it to fall out or dissolve.
Putting cotton buds in your ears to remove earwax is very dangerous, and is widely discouraged by medical professionals.