Olive Oil - Healthy, Useful And Allergy Free Food
Unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, sterols and polyphenols, are just some of the ingredients that make this food a valuable, useful and healthy ...
The benefits of olive oil for health, because of the abundance of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, have long been known, but new research shows that even the aroma of olive oil has beneficial effects on health.
Everybody know that olive oil is very healthy, and legends about his well-being go way back in history. Unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, sterols and polyphenols, are just some of the ingredients that make this food a valuable, useful and healthy.
"It is believed that olive oil protects against high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, and could also play a similar role against stroke", point out the world's medical experts and this role of olive oil is also known far among people.
However, in a world where allergies are one of the major problems of many people, regardless of age, there is one fact very poorly known. In fact, olive oil is a food to which almost no one in the world is allergic, which really means a lot.
In the extensive research in literature, a serious reaction to the olive oil is very rare. There are recorded three cases to which people have allergic reaction to swallowing olives. In one case allergy to olive is described as a reaction to pollen, and one recorded case of mill worker with diseased respiratory system.
Skin allergic reactions such as contact dermatitis or rash on olive oil are very rare, and are characterized as unusual. Unlike olive oil, allergic reactions on seasonal pollen of olive trees are more common .
What is the possible cause of allergies to olive oil?
A small number of people in the world who are allergic to olive oil actually react to the proteins that are found in it. The symptom that occurs because of this allergy is body / skin hypersensitivity on the protein. When skin comes into contact with the olive oil, the immune system tries to resist. The body produces antibodies and histamine which cause allergy symptoms which are similar to the most common food allergy symptoms.