For years, scientists have been touting the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil. But did you know that olive oil can help to prevent or reverse common stomach ailments, including sore? Consuming olive oil instead of animal fat has been shown to prevent heart problems, gallstones and ulcers
How it works
Olive oil contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidants that prevent infection by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, believed to be the cause of gastritis and ulcers.
Olive Oil measures
One tablespoon extra virgin olive oil on an empty stomach will stimulate digestion, relieve an upset stomach, and relieve bloating and heartburn.
Take a teaspoon of olive oil mixed with a little lemon juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning to treat constipation.
Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a little olive oil and massage it into your belly to soothe an upset stomach.