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The juice of olives, the well-known olive oil is a valuable food which consists of the diet of many Mediterranean people for centuries. Besides, the Mediterranean diet is also a model diet because of the longevity of its people. Scientific studies state that olive oil is a food rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), carotenoids, and polyphenols. The olive oil offers in the human body multiple benefits. Thanks to mono-saturated fatty acids it contains it reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and at the same time it increases the good cholesterol (HDL), it protects from diseases as heart disease, hypertension, various cancer forms, arthritis, asthma and diabetes. There is also evidence that olive oil helps in slowing down aging, in the proper development of the nervous system and in a better absorption of vitamins from the body.