Health Benefits2018-07-18T10:02:59+00:00

Olive oil and the digestive system

As soon as we eat olive oil it has a number of effects all the way along the digestive system. As far back as in ancient times it was recommended for assorted digestive disorders, and

Olive oil and the immune system

It has also been demonstrated that olive oil plays an importantrole in the immune system. WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM? The immune system defends the body against invasion by foreign substances (toxins, microorganisms, parasites, tumour

Olive oil and obesity

Obesity is a major health issue in the West because people eat large amounts and get little physical exercise. Nowadays, in cities especially, people are adopting a sedentary, stressful life. Over half the population of

Olive oil and diabetes

WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading health problems in the developed countries, and the sixth cause of death. It is one of the major metabolic diseases and it is potentially very

Olive oil and blood pressure

Various research studies have reported a close relationship between diet and blood pressure. Certain foods can raise blood pressure besides having an effect on body weight. WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? High blood pressure is

Olive oil and cancer

Cancer is one of the chief causes of death in the developed countries, and its incidence is on the increase. It is now conceded that there is a relationship between diet and the development of

Olive oil and Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the top cause of death in the industrialised world. A host of studies have documented that arteriosclerosis is closely linked to eating habits, lifestyle and some aspects of economic development. The progression

Olive Oil and Age

Olive oil and skin

In human beings ageing leads to gradual structural and functional skin damage. Skin tissue goes through a number of changes. Some of the chief ones are that the inner and outer layers of the skin

Olive oil and ageing

Olive oil is rich in various antioxidants (vitamin E, polyphenols, …) which play a positive, biological role in eliminating free radicals, the molecules involved in some chronic diseases and ageing, and in extending life expectancy,

Olive oil during pregnancy and childhood

Olive oil plays a key role in foetal development during pregnancy and a shortage may have pernicious effects on the baby's subsequent development. It has been demonstrated that the post-natal development of babies of mothers

The antioxidant properties of the Olive oil

WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS? Oxidation is a process that occurs not only when oil is being produced, but also inside our own bodies. Reactions occur continually inside the body, giving rise to the