Olive oil has been used as part of the human diet for more than 5000 years, with the ancient Greeks recognising the vast health benefits of
olive oil consumption. Olive oil has been proven to be the ingredient in Greek diets that contributed more than anything else to their excellent
The writings of Hippocrates show the long human experience with olive oil throughout the centuries due to its extensive healing powers and
health benefits. Today, this is supported by studies in universities and research institutions around the world that found including olive oil in
our daily diet is beneficial to our health.
To maximise the health benefits, the consumer must be able to source a pure, natural and high quality
olive oil. The Koroneiki olives in our oil are renowned not only for their taste but for their low acidity,
which is an essential factor in producing a healthy olive oil. Being made from the first cold press ensures
the oil is in its purest form and contributes to its low acidity. Our oil is also cholesterol free, making it
heart healthy and therefore an ideal option for those looking to reduce their cholesterol level or to simply
maintain a healthy diet.
The Koroneiki olives that our oil is extracted from are proven to be rich in Vitamin E, which helps to
maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthen the body’s immune system. They are also an excellent
source of Polyphenols and Flavonoids, which help to fight against harmful free radicals.
Studies suggest that the Vitamin A content of organic extra virgin olive oil can help with cancer prevention and promote healthy eyesight. In
addition to this the oil’s mineral content contributes significantly to its health benefits:
The Calcium in the oil helps to build strong bones and teeth and regulates muscle contractions including our heartbeat.
Magnesium, which is present in the oil, is an essential mineral for calming nerves and anxiety, aids digestion and regulates our body’s
levels of calcium, potassium and sodium.
The oil contains Iron, which is responsible for making red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body, and can help to reduce
tiredness and fatigue.
The oil also contains Copper, which helps to trigger the release of Iron. Copper is an important mineral for brain development,
supporting the immune system and maintaining strong bones.
In addition to bolstering the immune system and helping to protect against viruses, olive oil can also be effective in the fight against heart
disease, oxidative stress, irregular blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Quality organic extra virgin olive oil doesn’t just have amazing health benefits for consumption; it can also be used externally as a moisturiser
for dry skin and as a natural hair conditioner.