Health & Wellness
the medicinal properties of olive oil and historical importance as a nutrient source of health were studied
science of the olive oil production was discovered
the first legislation protecting the olive oil producers was introduced
more than 60 medicinal uses of olive oil were reported in the Hippocratic Corpus
vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, D, E and K)
monounsaturated fatty acids
lower blood pressure
healthy brain function
normal aging process
efficient function of the stomach and the intestine
glossy arteries growth
healthy development of newborns
protection of the human body from sunlight
boost of metabolism
If you drink olive oil before meals, you protect your stomach from ulcers.
If you drink one to two tablespoons with lemon or coffee, you prevent constipation without causing intestinal discomfort.
It lowers blood pressure and may prevent hypertension, due to the reduced level of bad cholesterol. This is interpreted by the fact that olive oil is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, elements which help arteries to dilate, thus reducing blood pressure.
It contributes to the increase of good cholesterol correspondingly.
It is considered as a stimulant and benefits people suffering from heart disease.
It contributes to healthy brain function and good bone health, especially for children; it assists in absorption of calcium.
Thanks to its content of vitamin E, olive oil enhances the normal aging process and thereby makes it necessary for the elderly.
It is considered as a balsam for the stomach, since it strengthens the digestive system and reduces the risk of developing stomach ulcers and gastritis. Laxative properties are included, improving bowel function.
It protects the body from sunlight and soothes pain from insect bites by reducing gastric juices.
It is a valuable and necessary complement to breast milk. Its content in acids contributes to the proper development of newborns.
Precious fatty acids of olive oil are incorporated in body cells, making arteries sleeker and the skin smoother.
Finally, it enhances the function of the metabolism leading to the prevention and the control of obesity. It is an essential complement to those suffering from diabetes, since it balances the sugar.