According to the historical data, olive oil has been known since ancient times for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. In ancient Greece, in fact, it had a prominent place in the daily diet of athletes, giving them strength, energy and longevity.
Today Greece is one of the major oil producing countries in the world since it produces 20% of world oil production. Olive oil is one of the most important components of the Greeks` diet, who tend to adopt the much-discussed nutritional model of the Mediterranean diet. The daily consumption of a spoonful of olive oil has been proved to be associated with the decreased risk of many diseases. Olive oil is the main ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, the nutritional value of which is now indisputable, since many scientific studies confirm that it is the medicine for maintaining health and achieving much-needed longevity.
Let us use this unique gift that the extra virgin olive oil gives us and let’s bring it in our daily lives in order to gain health and longevity.