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Health & Olive Oil

 

Olive Oil, is a juice obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where whole olives are pressed to produce Olive Oil.

For centuries now, a gift of Olive Oil was a welcome treasure to the food-lovers that never forget the delightful golden fluid.

Olive Oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet were populations from that region have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. At this point it is interesting to note that Greece has the highest Olive Oil intake per person in the world, on average 24 liters per person/per year.

Over the last 50 years, science has also turned its investigative eye upon it. Numerous studies have only reinforced the notion that olive oil is an amazing substance with numerous benefits. According to the North American Olive Oil Association people who regularly consume olive oil are much less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels). Its high content in monounsaturated fatty acids is one of the main reasons why it is considered a healthy dietary component, opposed to saturated fats and trans fats. Further to the above Olive oil also has antioxidants such as vitamin E, which promote good health.

Concluding to the above Olive oil is a rich source of numerous compounds, making its daily consumption an even more nutritious choice.