Greek Olive Oil
Olive oil is the heart of the Mediterranean food chain, which has proven to be a model of healthy diet and longevity factor.
It is best eaten raw so that the body can absorb all the nutritional substances.
But even fried, olive oil is considered as the most suitable, as it is the most resistant to high temperatures and oxidation.
A true gift of the Greek nature.
Olive oil or "liquid gold", according to Homer in antiquity was not just a food, but a symbol of health and strength, medicine, as well as a source of magic and wonder.
Specifically, in ancient Greece, athletes rubbed it all over their body, because they believed it would give them strength and luck and warriors anoints with it the heads of noble drops and threw the bones of dead saints and martyrs, as was the emblem.
Nutrition and TasteOlive oil has been used in Greece and other Mediterranean countries for thousands of years.
It is a well known fact that in ancient Greece, a humble olive-tree branch was the trophy to all Olympic games winners.
Olive oil actually is a pure fruit juice and unlike most seed or vegetable oils, it does not require any heating or chemicals to extract the oil and needs no refinement.
It can be consumed as is, immediately after pressing.
It is mainly comprised of monounsaturated fatty acids. A healthier type of fat, it reduces total and LDL -or bad cholesterol- levels in the bloodstream, while raising HDL -or good cholesterol- levels.
Benefits of Olive Oil
Helps slow down heart aging process and offers protection against red blood cell damage
Prevents loss of calcium, due to osteoporosis
Because of the antioxidants and the A & E vitamins it contains, it is used in many skincare products
Olive oil helps to control weight, due to its high nutrient value
Type II Diabetes
Olive oil diet is rich in monosaturated fats, that help protect agains type II diabetes
Olive oil moisturizes hair, so they look shinier, hydrated and healthier
Consuming olive oil on a daily basis, can help reduce hypertension.