EVOO lengthens our lives, this is no secret as international studies published by various universities in the international arena show. All of this is proven by experiences such as that of Pioppi.
This is the name of a small town located on the Italian coastline. The people, known as Tyrrhenians, reside in the province of Salerno, which is about two hours down the road from Naples. Here is where the secret to living up to 100 years is hidden. Amazingly, 70 percent of its population reaches or exceeds this age
Other than human health improvements, what else can EVOO contribute to?
Since the Industrial Revolution, the atmosphere has been being injected with acidic components (from sources such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide arising from the use of fossil fuels), which causes acid rain. This environmental phenomenon is damaging ancient monuments that were built with limestone.
One of the most important is the York Cathedral in the United Kingdom, which has survived wars, looting, earthquakes and other natural and man-made phenomena, but it’s being destroyed by acid rain.
Experts from the United Kingdom, which is one of the largest, non-producing olive oil consumers, have found the solution: applying Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the stone. The oleic acid that Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains manages to create a hydrophobic layer protecting the stone, while still allowing it to breathe. This is undoubtedly a discovery that will allow us to maintain our historical architectural heritage.
EVOO has a long and well-known connection with human civilization. It was originally used to prepare and preserve food, ingredients in old medicines, lighting systems, etc.
Let us not forget that olive oil has been so linked to our civilization and history that it even served as an element of dissolution in cave paintings from so long ago.