Breast milk and olive oil are astonishingly similar, although they certainly don't appear similarly or taste alike for that matter.
Extra virgin olive oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 in the same percent of linoleic acid and similar parts to breast milk fat making it an essential food for myelination of nerve fibers and brain development. It is easy to digest and helps gastric functioning, preventing constipation and colic's from happening.
EVOO helps in the absorption of vitamin D, important for growing children and infants as it regulates calcium and phosphorus and supports the intake of minerals that are necessary to the process of ossification. This gives kids added protection against bone fractures in their own early years and the danger of osteoporosis in old age.
There's also been an apparently lower risk of asthma in mothers who have consumed a consistent quantity of olive oil throughout pregnancy. Their babies are discovered to have a more developed immune system, lower danger of allergies.
Extra virgin olive oil is even believed to work in treating cradle cap. Applied to the elements of the head impacted by cradle cap before regular cleanse, olive oil's hydrating properties can act as a natural treatment.
Italian doctors strongly recommend using extra virgin olive oil in solids for babies that are being weaned off breast milk. They even recommend adding it in a baby’s bottle of formula milk to gain the benefits of the EVOO; especially for the poor babies suffering from that horrible condition known as colic. This is because olive oil can facilitate the natural gastric process because it contains a natural anti-inflammatory substance that reproduces the natural effects of widely used pain reliever ibuprofen.
Recent research recommends starting the little tikes with a teaspoon-full of high quality extra virgin olive oil in every. They’ll thank you for it.
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