Dr. Oz: New Uses for Olive Oil
Dr. Oz had one of his favorite segments on the show, New Health Uses for Everyday Things. This time, he talked about the thing a lot of us should have in our kitchens already: olive oil. What new and different uses are there for olive oil? Find out below!
Dr. Oz: Olive Oil for Constipation
Lisa Ann uses olive oil to relieve constipation. Lisa Ann said she needed some healthy alternatives to laxatives. She started to incorporate olive oil into her cereal every morning. She would have some granola, corn flakes, milk, and olive oil.
She said that she grew up in an Italian family and her grandmother used olive oil for everything. In Italy a few years ago, she noticed parents were giving their children teaspoons of olive oil a day instead of vitamins. They said this was a healthier way of doing things. So Lisa Ann incorporated it into her own family’s diet every morning.
Dr. Oz said he was skeptical of this at first, but there’s good data on it out there. It actually does relieve constipation without the side effects of medications.
Dr. Oz: Olive Oil for Soft Skin
Another woman said she used olive oil in an exfoliating scrub to make her skin softer. She mixes together 1 tablespoon of sugar with 2 tablespoons olive oil. You can use it on anything that gets rough during the winter, including the lips, heels, and elbows. She does it right before the shower. Then she just gets in the shower and it all comes off.
Dr. Oz: Olive Oil to Remove Chewing Gum from Hair
Has your child ever gotten chewing gum stuck in their hair? Jen used olive oil to solve this problem as an alternative to scissors. Jen’s daughter got gum in her hair for the 12th time. Luckily, because it’s happened so many times, she discovered a quick and easy tip. She puts the olive oil directly to the hair and rubs gently. The gum comes right out in less than a minute.
Dr. Oz: Olive Oil as a Polisher
Leslie uses olive oil to polish her stainless steel refrigerator door. One day, Leslie ran out of her normal cleaner. So she decided to give it a try. Pour some on a cloth and rub with the grain and the dirt and marks should come right off.
Dr. Oz: Breakfast Artist Makes Portraits Out of Cereal
Dr. Oz shared photos of the work of a breakfast artist who uses cornflakes to make portraits of famous people. She made a cornflake John Lennon, breakfast Beyonce, and Elvis Presley. It was pretty cool art!