Benefits of Olive Oil
People are discovering now, what Mediterranean peoples have known
for millennia; that salubrious oil of the olive is an essential
ingredient of a good life.
Other vegetable Oils
- Is derived in a physical way; pressure
or central pushing, without any chemical or heat treatment.
- The oil is 100% natural, and naturally
contains anti-acidic substances.
- Its decomposition point is 220 degrees
- Could be raised to frying temperature
at least ten times without any effect.
- Is derived with the use of chemical
dissolves and soda kawi and under high pressure.
- Needs anti-acid chemicals in order
to be able to be stored.
- the decomposition point of the best
of these oils is 170 degrees Celsius.
- could be raised to frying temperatures
at best three times.
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- People who regularly consume Olive Oil were found to have a
lower rate of cancer, especially breast cancer. Studies show that
women who eat Olive Oil more than once a day has a 45 percent
reduced risk of developing breast cancer. It may have therapeutic
effects on peptic ulcers and prevent the formation of gallstones.
who regularly consume Olive Oil were found to have lower levels
of heart attacks (and other cardiovascular diseases).
of the Mediterranean have the lowest rate of heart disease among
western nations; a condition partially attributed to their liberal
use of Olive Oil. (It is rich in monounsaturated fats- the "good"
fats- and also in anti-oxidants, which help prevent plague build-up
in the arteries). Up to 80 % of olive oil is made up of monosaturated
fatty acids, which resist oxidation better than polyunsaturated
and help keep HDL- "good" cholesterol- levels up and
bad Cholesterol (LDL) down. Olive oil can be used to aid in
lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and consequently
decreases risks of heart problems.
fried in Olive Oil retains more nutritional value than those
fried in other kinds of oils.
other components of Olive Oil that are very important are vitamin
E and the poly phenol, which are synergetic. They prevent oxidation
of fatty acids, which reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and
some forms of cancer.
Oil provides good protection against blood clotting and arteriosclerosis.
liver and bile tract, lowers stomach acidity and protects it from
in healing of ailing gum, maintains whiteness of teeth.
by athletes for softening of muscles and joints and by woman for
keeping the natural softness and rose color of the skin as well
as for better hair growth.
with A1, B1 and E vitamins and many mineral salts.
for pregnant women,
the growth of children and babies
to making food more delicious and easily digestible.
Uses Of Olive Oil
You can burn it and use it as a source of energy. Before electricity
supplied the source of energy for lights, many cities, especially
in Syria, used olive Oil as the lighting energy in their street
can wash with it.
can lubricate squeaky hinges with it.
are based on it; Indians and Arabs use it as hair tonic.
are polished with it.
Kings and babies are anointed with it.
an amazing preservative, keeping fish, cheese, and even wine remains
good for years.
skin and muscle suppleness.
acts as the perfect hair conditioner as attested by numerous Greek
is also said to act as the ideal burn treatment (mixed with lime
Some people also recommend it for its medical benefits, a Cretan
farmer said "My wife suffered from back pain, somebody told
her to take two tablespoons of olive oil every morning on an empty
stomach. She did this for ten days and she was cured. (national
geographic magazine September 1999).
olive oil comes to us from antiquity it is still the best for our