Health benefits of olive oil

The list of health benefits of Crete olive oil is getting longer and longer. The olive oil from Crete belongs to the better ones in the world. The warm climate, no air pollution and the strict rules on the care and pressing of the olives are the main factors why the olive oil from Crete is healthy.

And besides the fact this Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete is very healthy, it also tastes great. Today Cretans eat much more olive oil than anywhere else in the world. It is therefore not surprising that the traditional Cretan diet uses only olive oil instead of other fats or oils.

Olive Oil is very rich in monounsaturated oleic acid and has, among other things, a high content of vitamin E. This fatty acid has many beneficial effects on health and is therefore a healthy choice to use in the kitchen. The olive oil from Crete also tastes delicious and can be used cold for salad, vinaigrettes and cold sauces. Single unsaturated fats in Extra Virgin Olive Oil are also resistant to high temperature, making it a healthy choice for cooking. Below we mention some of the health benefits of olive oil from Crete.

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Health benefits overview

Lowers Cholesterol

Olive oil is the healthiest oil without cholesterol and is rich in vitamins. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which can reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering the ‘bad’ cholesterol level in your blood.

Blood pressure 

Regular consumption of olive oil can help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Antioxidants

Extra virgin olive oil is quite nutritious. Apart from the beneficial fatty acids, it contains also vitamin E and K. But olive oil is also loaded with powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are biologically active and can help prevent serious diseases.

Natural NSAID

A naturally occurring chemical in olive oil is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. These anti-inflammatory agents can help reduce the severity of both arthritis and asthma. It is said that people using a diet with a lot of olive oil have less chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Inhibits bone calcification

High consumption of olive oil has shown that it inhibits bone calcification. It helps calcium absorption and thus plays an important role in helping patients and preventing the development of osteoporosis.

Weight loss

You will not get fat from olive oil. Research even shows that replacing other types of fats with olive oil helps people lose weight without extra food restriction or physical activity. Olive oil might even help the body to breakdown stored fat.

After a lot of research everyone agrees, that daily use of Crete olive oil is good for your health. Please note that we are talking here only about olive oil of very good quality, so the olive oil of the first and cold pressing. We can talk about it for a long time and list even more health benefits of olive oil, but actually the Extra Virgin olive oil is simply delicious to use in the food.

It is most healthy not to heat the olive oil and, for example, use it as a dressing in the salad. Nevertheless, the Extra Virgin olive oil can certainly also be used for baking and frying.