The olive oil contains lots of properties which are beneficial for health and body care, as well. It has 9 calories per gram, but it is healthier than others oils because of its chemical composition. The olive oil contains a significant quantity of vitamin E (2 tablespoonful provides the recommended 50% of the vitamin E for the daily diet), and vitamin A,D,F and K, too. It reduces the total cholesterol and the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increases the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
It reduces the risk of coronary disease because of its antithrombotic effects and helps to prevent the arteriosclerosis. It also enhances the digestive system’s function, and helps to heal gastritis and ulcers alike. The olive oil drops the arterial pressure and stimulates the growth and calcium absorption.
The olive oil’s polyphenols have a significant antioxidant effect. This oil is a natural inhibitor of aging skin. It combats the cellular oxidation and has a protective and tonic skin effect. It’s used to anoint the body (an old practice) before of the massages, due to it relaxes muscles.