The olive tree,
found mainly in the Mediterranean Basin,
is one of the oldest plants cultivated by a man.
Olive oil was considered a valuable product
as early as the ancient times.
of olive oil
Since it is a plant product,
it does not contain cholesterol.
It contains mono and polysaturated
They help prevent atherosclerosis
because they lower „bad”
cholesterol (LDL) and increase
„good” cholesterol (HDL).
They also have an effect on
lowering blood pressure.
Olive oil contains vitamins A, D, E and K.
It lowers the risk of atherosclerosis, cancer,
helps to fight cholelithiasis, gastritis, stomach ulcer,
constipation and also helps prevent
the formation of free radicals.
It has great cleansing effects and enhances digestive
processes. It slows the aging process.
It prevents blood clots.
Olive oil contains vitamin D, which promotes the
absorption of calcium and prevents osteoporosis
among adults and rachitis among children.
is rich in polyphenols,
which fight free radicals,
lower the risk of heart diseases
and slow the aging process of cells.
It should be used by diabetics –
it balances blood sugar levels.
Olive oil does not contain salt,
it is a gluten-free product.
We should make olive oil a staple in our healthy diet.
Extra-virgin olive oil is a great ingredient in
salad dressings,it can be used with boiled or stewed
vegetables and dishes with pasta or rice.
The highest quality olive oil
is obtained using the process called
Using olive oil to be eaten cold
allows the best use
of its health benefits.
How to store
It is very important to store
olive oil in a dark, cool place.
It should also be kept
in a dark bottle
because the light
causes its ransidity
and worsens its taste.
Olive oil in cosmetology
Olive oil has a positive influence
on our appearance as it prevents
the formation of free radicals and
improves skin and the condition
of nails and hair.
Vitamin F (unsaturated fatty acids)
contained in olive oil protects the
skin from moisture loss because it
restores the natural lipid
barrier of the epidermis. It has a
soothing effect on sensitive or
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