Extra virgin olive oil is rich in vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins - A, D, E and K.
Vitamin A is paramount for our vision's physiology, and it has a beneficial effect on the heart and circulatory system. Vitamin A also shields the skin and mucous membranes from various infections and infectious diseases.
It's also worth mentioning that olive oil carries the same substance as ibuprofen - oleocanthal.
Oleocanthal is bitterness-related substance has an anti-inflammatory effect. This explains why good extra virgin olive oil should also be bitter as it guarantees its healing and protective effects on the body.