Olive oil was the prefered food by the ancient Greeks and was described as the most perfect. Biochemists at the University of Milan, Italy, conducted a study and proved that over 1000 substances are contained in olive oil.
Olive oil was used as medicine from the ancient Greek doctors and Hippocrates used it to treat over 60 different conditions. When olive oil was used as medicine and wasn’t enough to cure the patient, it was used to anoint the body and laid to rest in the grave.
Olive oil prevents strokes and cleans the arteries by lowering the LDL (bad cholesterol) and raising the HDL (good cholesterol).
Extra virgin olive oil helps in vitamin A, D, E and K absorption, fights fermentation in the intestines and regulates bacteria.
Olive oil plays a major role in the cerebral growth in babies. It contains linoleic acid and the same amount of linolenic acid as breast milk. The linoleic acid is also important in the development of the nervous system and brain and also regulates the cholesterol levels in the blood. It can not be produced by the human body, it only can be presented in the diet.
Olive oil provides antiviral defense and minimizes cellular aging. Extra virgin olive oil has the ability to slow down the aging process with its bio-nutritional superiority. It is essential during the body growth, also during the golden years to minimize bone loss and fight osteoporosis.
The extra virgin olive oil has many health benefits and it is made from healthy olives. Many oils today are mixed with other cheap oils, they are toxic and cause health problems. What is on the label does not guarantee the purity and extra virginity.
Because of its benefits, there is a high demand and keeping up with the demand, producers speed up the production with factory produced and diluted olive oil.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas Edison