Olive oil health benefits...Extra virgin olive oil is a natural juice full of flavor and aroma, with high vitamin A, D, K and E content. It has an anti-oxidant effect on the human body cells ? 80% of extra virgin olive stimulates bone growth, and calcium absorption.
"Sometimes it feels as though we would be better off being less healthy and enjoying life. But then, miraculously, there is olive oil. Olive oil, it seems, is the only really good food we are still allowed."
- Mark Kurlansky from "Essential Oil," Bon Appétit,
Fats and oils are an essential part of a balanced diet. Olive oil is easily digested and quickly and completely absorbed by the system. In addition, trace components like chlorophyll help the absorption, and the aroma and taste stimulate our appetite - an important assist for the digestive process.
A diet that includes olive oil aids the circulatory system, thereby reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis and other circulatory ailments. The unsaturated fats, which make up olive oil, not only are cholesterol-free, but also have actually been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. It works as a protection against "bad" cholesterol.