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Your Select Guide to Healthy Olive Oil

Research has shown that well balanced eating results to healthier and better lifestyle. The Mediterranean diet -mostly inspired by the traditional eating  patterns of Greece- forms such a model. Based on high consumption of olive oil, fruits and vegetables, among other raw food, it helps achieving a good and much more healthier life standard to all.

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Health Benefits of EVOO

Why should you incorporate Ariston Extra Virgin Olive oil into your diet?

Extra Virgin Olive oil and in particular oil that is a product of monovarietal Koroneiki olives has the highest amount of naturally occurring polyphenols; good antioxidants that occur naturally in the olive. Ariston Extra Virgin Olive oil scores high in these antioxidants, in every chemical analysis. Maybe it is due to our Messinia region, or our traditional harvesting methods, that provide Ariston Extra Virgin Olive oil with high amounts of vitamin E, an essential ally to  the cardiovascular system and the skin.

Extra tip: On cold winter nights apply Ariston Infused Orange olive oil on your hands and not only will they smell beautiful, but the skin will be soft and supple the next morning.

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The Risks of Inferior Quality - more than you know...

Did you know consuming poor quality olive oil can pose certain health risks due to various factors such as inadequate processing, adulteration, or degradation? When olive oil is of low quality or improperly stored, it can become rancid. Rancid oil not only affects the taste and aroma but may also produce harmful compounds that could be detrimental to health.

Low-quality olive oil may also have higher levels of free radicals and lower antioxidant capacity, leading to increased oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress has been associated with various health issues, including inflammation, cellular damage, and chronic diseases. Poor quality olive oil may contain impurities, contaminants, or additives including pesticides, and other substances that could be harmful if consumed regularly or in high quantities. In some cases, low-quality olive oil may be mixed or adulterated with other types of oils, such as lower-grade olive oil or oils derived from different sources altogether. This deceptive practice can lead to reduced health benefits and potential allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

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Beyond your Kitchen Benefits

Ariston Extra Virgin Olive oil offers a multitude of uses to make your life easier, healthier, better! Beyond the many ways that this amazing olive oil can be used to produce gourmet level food in your kitchen:

  1. Skin Care: Olive oil has been used for centuries in skincare routines. It is a natural moisturizer that helps nourish and hydrate the skin. It can be applied topically as a face or body oil, used in homemade beauty remedies like scrubs or masks, and even as a makeup remover.

  2. Medicinal Uses: Olive oil has various medicinal applications. It can be used as a carrier oil for essential oils in aromatherapy massage. It is believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties and can be used topically to soothe minor skin irritations, such as insect bites or sunburns. Additionally, some studies suggest that the consumption of high-quality olive oil as part of a balanced diet may offer cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits.

  3. Hair Care: Olive oil can be used to promote healthy hair. It can be applied as a pre-shampoo treatment to nourish and condition the hair. Olive oil can also be found as an ingredient in natural hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks.

  4. Oil Pulling: Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil in the mouth to promote oral health. Extra virgin olive oil can be used for oil pulling, helping to remove bacteria and promote healthy gums and teeth.

  5. Wood Care: Olive oil can be utilized as a natural alternative to commercial wood polishes and conditioners. It can be applied to wooden furniture or cutting boards to help moisturize and protect the wood, giving it a natural shine.

Remember, for specific uses like skincare or medicinal purposes, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist for personalized advice.

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