A key characteristic of olive oil is its high content of polyphenols, which (as antioxidants) can be also found in foods such as wine, fruits and the coffee. It has been proved that polyphenols help humans reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases as they protect the molecules and the cell membranes from damage and they also act against oxidative stress. The consumption of olive oil on a daily basis, manages to cover to a significant degree the daily needs of human body in antioxidants. Alongside, polyphenols as antioxidants, protect also the olive oil itself, as they affect positively its aroma and flavor and they prevent its oxidation.
Olive Oil is also an excellent source of Vitamin E, a fat-
Olive Oil & children
It is remarkable that within the components of Olive Oil, there are some fatty acids
such us linoleic and linolenic acid in a ratio (omega-
Additionally, the existence of stearic acid in Olive Oil, assists children’s body
to absorb a series of fat-