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
- Stimulates the bloodís
- Accelerates wound
- 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
- 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.