Extra Virgin Olive oil is the great gift of nature to humans. It is the basic component of Mediterranean diet and especially of the Cretan diet and it has been related for thousands of years with the longevity, prevention and treatment of various diseases. Additionally, it has strongly built the unique identity and taste of Greek cuisine.
Extra virgin olive oil contains the highest levels of antioxidants, particularly vitamin E and polyphenols.
The positive effects of olive oil consumption are well known since the ancient times and are related with the most actions of the human body. Today, those attributes are backed up by lengthy scientific research. Aristotle and Hippocrates the father of medicine have studied and appraised olive oil health benefits thousands of years ago.The Olive oil is the greatest exponent of monounsaturated fats and has high concentration of anti-oxidant substances which are beneficial to our health, by reducing bad blood cholesterol and preventing heart diseases.
It is essential for a healthy digestive system and for the dietary treatment of diabetes. It is rich in vitamin A, B, C, D and E, has a favourable effect on the development of the central nervous and vascular system, in brain development as well as normal child development, is extremely good for skin treatments, acting against wrinkles, dry skin and other signs of ageing. Studies start to prove its role in protection against some kinds of cancer.Also, Olive oil has been and still is used for cleaning and beauty purposes, as bath oil, hair tonic, smooth shave, throat soother, ear ache relief, skin moisturizer, eye make up remover, skin softener and many many more.