Biological and nutritional value of Greek olive oil

Olive oil is responsible for the longevity and the absence of disease of the inhabitants of Greece, and it is considered to be an irreplaceable food because it:

  • Regenerates human cells.
  • Works as an antioxidant in the stomach and intestines.
  • Does not allow the intestines to absorb the ingested with food cholesterol, and promotes cholesterolís excretion from the human body.
  • Helps the body metabolism.
  • Stimulates the bloodís regeneration system.
  • Accelerates wound healing.
  • Acts favorably in the pancreas, liver and gall bladder.
  • Protects the skin from solar radiation burns and the development of eczema.
  • Reduces the chances of cardiovascular disease.
  • It is no more fattening than other oils because it has the same number of calories (9 cal/gr)
  • It is absorbed by the body by 98% and plays important role in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. It has been proven that only the fat of breast milk is digested at a greater rate than olive oil.

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