Olive Oil & Health

The nutritional benefits of Olive Oil have been known to Greeks since the antiquity. Nowadays, this knowledge is shared with the rest of the world.

All people recognize the nutritive values of Olive Oil, making it part of their daily diet. Back in the late 1950’s, a research carried out in 7 countries by Anzel Keys established that Cretans enjoyed the best health and the lowest mortality rate from heart disease that any other people on the planet. This fact was attributed to Olive Oil, one of the basic elements in their diet.

The international scientific community was impressed by the results and they all started talking about the importance of the Cretan diet. The world at large was affected by the findings and dietary habits shifted towards what is now known as the Mediterranean diet, the main ingredient of which is Olive Oil.

Facts about Olive Oil

  • One of the healthiest choices among vegetable oils!
  • Contributes in the formation of a well-balanced diet!
  • Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (recommended for the replacement of saturated fats). This helps maintain low cholesterol levels.
  • A natural source of antioxidants. As part of a healthy life style, antioxidants may help re-enforce the immune system.