About Olive Oil
Olive Oil not only makes up the
source of basic fatty acids necessary for the body
which cannot be synthesized and some vitamins (A,D,E,K)
and can only be dissolved in oil but also has a high
caloric value. It is the only natural fruit oil
which can directly be consumed just like fruit juice
and has so important position in the human nutrition
with its natural odour, taste and color. As a result
of the scientific researches and studies carried out
in the recent years, the fact that the high
biological value of olive oil, its role in nutrition
and its importance for health have been proven and
that such findings have been made public all over
the world has increased the interest in olive oil
and caused it to be consumed more. Olive Oil has so
important function in preventing the coronary
diseases, also effective for the digestive system,
bone structure and brain and nervous system. It is
very good for the heart and blood vessels.
• It decreases the level of cholesterol and prevents
• It prevents high blood pressure and diabetes.
• It regulates the digestion system by protecting
against gastritis and ulcer.
• It prevents the possibility of formation of gall
Olive Oil's Health Benefits
The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is
olive oil, and it is a prime component of the
Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural juice
which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and
properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only
vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is -
freshly pressed from the fruit.
The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due
to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty
acids and its high content of antioxidative
substances. Studies have shown that olive oil offers
protection against heart disease by controlling LDL
("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL (the
"good" cholesterol) levels. (1-3) No other naturally
produced oil has as large an amount of
monounsaturated as olive oil -mainly oleic acid.
Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In
fact, olive oil's protective function has a
beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. Olive oil
activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic
hormones much more naturally than prescribed drugs.
Consequently, it lowers the incidence of gallstone