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Olive oil: Its unknown benefits to our health

Did you know that olive oil can act as a painkiller? Learn the known and unknown benefits.

Olive oil belongs to the category of fat. When we hear about fats in our diet, influenced by what we hear, we perceive them as something negative and harmful to our body. This is partly true of meat and dairy fats. But as for the fat from olive oil then its intake is beneficial for the body. The term "fat" therefore includes the "good" fats such as olive oil, nuts, etc., which with reasonable consumption can be an ally for our health.

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The production of oils has been known for more than 4,000 years. In Greece, presses have been found for the production of olive oil as well as oil storage jars dating back to before the historical years. Apart from food, the oils were also used in lamps for lighting, in perfumes, as a preservative, in body care and tanning.

What it offers us

In general, fats are a more concentrated form of energy since they pronounce the feeling of satiety faster in smaller quantities (compared to, for example, carbohydrates). Vegetable oils, in particular, provide the body with valuable vitamins, and in particular the so-called "fat-soluble" (A, D, E, K) as well as essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are a natural structural component of cells, but which can not be synthesized by our body on its own and therefore should be taken through diet. Finally, they give a special taste, aroma and texture to the food.

Which elsewhere does good

The most important oil for our diet, is the olive oil, the so-called "gold of the Mediterranean" and it was not accidentally given the above name since it is the basis of the famous Mediterranean diet. It offers our body a plethora of nutrients especially a fact that makes it a useful and necessary component of our diet.

It is considered the most digestible oil compared to others on the market (eg sunflower oil, sesame oil, etc.) and due to its content of vitamins and fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, pulsating), as well as phytosterols, it is given important antioxidant properties. helps our body fight free radicals that are harmful. From the fatty acids contained in olive oil, great value is given to linoleic acid, since its lack leads to significant problems such as growth retardation, metabolic disorders, etc. It also contains a significant amount of tocopherols (vitamin E) and polyphenols, substances that also act as antioxidants and help lower blood pressure (hypertension).

Olive, in particular, is a rich source of biophenols, which have strong antioxidant properties and are intensively studied for possible pharmacological applications. Especially extra virgin olive oil contains another phenolic derivative, olive oil. This substance has analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, similar to that of a known drug. Some scientists hope that this substance can help fight cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and even some forms of cancer.

Instructions for (correct) use

But beyond its enormous benefits in our daily diet, it can, like all substances, become harmful to our body if not used properly. That is why it is better to eat it raw instead of fried and to avoid exposing it to high temperatures and for a long time. It is also good to avoid its abuse as it can become dangerous to the health of the heart, blood vessels, liver and gallbladder. After all this, we urge you to shake off any prejudice about fats, and to consume without fear, the treasure of nature called olive oil, but without forgetting that "excellent in every way".

The Golden Olympia company based in Ancient Olympia specializes in the production, bottling, standardization and marketing of extra pure virgin olive oil.

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