9 reasons to be eating olive oil

In Greece we have a great fortune, which is directly related to our eating habits.

And it is so self-evident that many times we forget that it is really luck. This is our access to olive oil, which in other countries is rare and very expensive.

But here we enjoy its rare advantages much easier.

But what are the advantages of olive oil that we produce in abundance and excellent quality in our country?

Let’s make a list…

The taste….
Let’s start with the obvious: the taste of virgin olive oil is really … something else. And if for us it is something common let us ask people living in non-Mediterranean countries who encounter it in a gourmet element of the foods that contain it.

Helps reduce weight
One of its main and most important characteristics is that olive oil breaks down fat through the body’s own fat cells as the monounsaturated fatty acids it contains replace saturated fatty acids. Thus, in addition to helping to reduce weight, it also helps regulate insulin.

Improves our sex life
The omega-3 fatty acids found in olive oil increase blood circulation and increase flow, which works to improve sex life.

Fights Alzheimer’s
The monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil prevent the weakening of the brain and fight the development of diseases that reduce perceptual ability such as Alzheimer’s.

It is anti-cancer
It seems so miraculous that it could be a mythical food but it is true: the ingredients of olive oil stimulate the immune system and help in longevity. But it also has more specific properties as it helps prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer!

It is anti-aging
It is no coincidence that olive oil is a key ingredient in many anti-aging beauty masks. It has to do with the fact that the vitamins A, D, E and K found in olive oil help protect against free radicals and cell oxidation, which means that it also works as an anti-aging!

It is healthy for pregnant women
Feeding a woman with olive oil while she is pregnant is a very promotional condition for the baby as it improves the baby’s psychomotor reflexes and gives him developmental benefits.

It is a natural painkiller
As research has shown, olive oil contains substances with anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it can also act as a natural painkiller!

Fights diseases
High levels of antioxidants strengthen the body’s immune system and protect us from disease. It also improves blood circulation and makes breathing easier which also prevents the onset of disease.