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Wine, olive oil and honey

Olive oil’s nutritional properties

Both food and medicine

Wine, olive oil and honey
Hippocrates recommended the juice of fresh olives as a cure for mental illnesses and suggested using the poultices of macerated olives for ulcers. Many people still use olive oil to extract thorns from under their skin, or to soften calluses and cure ear infections or stomach aches. In ancient times, olive oil was used for beauty treatments, as a healing ointment to prevent spots and wrinkles and to make one’s hair soft and shiny.
Today, it plays a crucial role in the field of cosmetics because of its acidic affinity with the human skin and adipose tissue.In recent years, modern medicine has started to give increasingly serious consideration to the healing properties of extra-virgin olive oil. Indeed, olive oil’s numerous nutritional qualities make it an excellent food for people of all ages, including young people aiming to keep fit and those who wish to maintain their energy at peak levels. It contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, which helps the body fight against free radicals, one of the primary causes of ageing.
Another nutritional benefit is due to the fact that it contains several unsaturated fatty acids which the body needs but cannot produce on its own. The composition of olive oil is particularly well-balanced to meet the requirements of the human organism. This factor explains why extra-virgin olive oil can help prevent cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis and the risk of a heart attack. It is particularly vital for children and the elderly because it limits the loss of bone calcium and it is highly digestible. It also facilitates the liver’s activity and regulates one’s intestinal functions. Because it is easily digested and acts as an energy supplement, it is particularly suitable for young people involved in intense sports activities.