It is the most important ingredient to human health and the human body.
According to the International Olive Council (IOC) Olive Oil :
- Helps prevent heart disease , contributing thanks to the great content that has antioxidants , increase good (HDL) cholesterol and lower the bad cholesterol (HDL)
- active and acts protective against some forms of cancer (breast, colon, prostate, etc.)
- Helps reduce both the high and low arterial blood pressure
- Helps treat and slow the disease of diabetes
- As a key component of a high- fat -fat diet leads to longer-lasting weight loss than a diet low in fat
- It strengthens the immune system against external attacks from microorganisms, bacteria and viruses
- Helps reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
- Helps in proper functioning of the entire digestive system
- It plays a crucial role in the development of the fetus during pregnancy and its deficiency may have adverse effects on growth of newborn
- It has been found that the development of children of mothers who ate olive oil during pregnancy is better in that regard, height, weight, behavior and psychomotor reaction
- Helps maintain vitamin C in breast milk during lactation
- Slow down the aging of cells and increases the life cycle
- Protects the skin and helps prevent diseases such as acne, psoriasis and eczema
Οlive oil "the Great Therapist”
The oil in the modern era is a healthy choice, and has been confirmed by the medical science, that is the elixir of life, the most important ingredient to human health and the human organism. The eating habits of people in developed countries have gradually changed in recent years. Nowadays, diet characterized by a multitude of calories and deficient in vitamins, minerals and fiber, as well as a nutritional imbalance, resulting in the increase of chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
The solution would be to adopt a healthy diet, such as the classic Mediterranean diet that is nutritious and enjoyable. In recent years, medical researchers have focused their attention on the virtues of the Mediterranean diet, especially with regard to olive oil. On closer examination, it turns out that this ancient "elixir" is not just a source of monounsaturated fat. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants (substances currently undoubtedly attract the attention of scientists).