A few words about olive and oil in antiquity

Τhe olive has been a huge part of life in Greece since the ancient years. Indeed, one could reasonably assert that the whole of Greek civilization was established upon the branches of this humble tree. The olive tree was a big part of all rituals in ancient Greece. Olive oil was poured on the ground as a sacrifice to the Gods and was rubbed on the athletes bodies, before they took part in the Olympics. An olive branch was used as a symbol of peace whenever the Greeks entered intro truce with their enemies. Also, was the award to any athlete who was at the Olympics.

According to the mythology, Athens got its name from the goddess Athena. The God Poseidon competed to deliver the most useful gift to mankind. Poseidon donated a splendid war horse. Athens bestowed an olive tree on the city, whose fruit was nourishment and whose oil could be used as food, medicine, unguent and fuel.

The blessed olive has always been the basis of our diet and the basis of the Mediterranean diet. Also, in addition to the nutrition it provides to our health, is the most necessary element for our brain. When you put oil in a glass of water the oil floats to the top of the water, so it is the “winner”. To be the brain active, we need to “grease” it. The oil makes us healthier and more active.

Homer refers to olive oil as “golden liquid” and Hippocrates as the “great healer”. The antioxidants contained in olive oil have an anti-cancer effect by inhibiting the formation of free radicals and hence oxidative stress. Of course, the beneficial contribution of olive to the brain is also associated with the concept of excretion of anxiety. Consuming oil alone in our diet keeps our minds alert, ingenuity and positive thinking.

A few words about olive and oil in antiquity

Τhe olive has been a huge part of life in Greece since the ancient years. Indeed, one could reasonably assert that the whole of Greek civilization was established upon the branches of this humble tree. The olive tree was a big part of all rituals in ancient Greece. Olive oil was poured on the ground as a sacrifice to the Gods and was rubbed on the athletes bodies, before they took part in the Olympics. An olive branch was used as a symbol of peace whenever the Greeks entered intro truce with their enemies. Also, was the award to any athlete who was at the Olympics.

According to the mythology, Athens got its name from the goddess Athena. The God Poseidon competed to deliver the most useful gift to mankind. Poseidon donated a splendid war horse. Athens bestowed an olive tree on the city, whose fruit was nourishment and whose oil could be used as food, medicine, unguent and fuel.

The blessed olive has always been the basis of our diet and the basis of the Mediterranean diet. Also, in addition to the nutrition it provides to our health, is the most necessary element for our brain. When you put oil in a glass of water the oil floats to the top of the water, so it is the “winner”. To be the brain active, we need to “grease” it. The oil makes us healthier and more active.

Homer refers to olive oil as “golden liquid” and Hippocrates as the “great healer”. The antioxidants contained in olive oil have an anti-cancer effect by inhibiting the formation of free radicals and hence oxidative stress. Of course, the beneficial contribution of olive to the brain is also associated with the concept of excretion of anxiety. Consuming oil alone in our diet keeps our minds alert, ingenuity and positive thinking.

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