Olives are a small fruit with a lot of benefits on our body. In this article we want to talk about the health benefits of olives and how much the olive oil (that they produce) can be a perfects product for our body.
Nutrition facts and health benefits of olives
Olives in general are very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants. Moreover there are a lot of studies that show that they are good for heart, and may protect against osteoporosis and cancer. They are often enjoyed in salads, sandwiches, tapenade or pesto. Their healthy fats are extracted to produce extra virign olive oil, one of the most important component of the Mediterranean diet. There are a lot of different type of olives in the world, some of them, immature olives are green and sometime turn black when they ripen. Others remain green even when fully ripe. But what are the health benefits of olives? Let’s see in the following line!
Health benefits of olive
Olives in general not only do the taste of every dish nice, but they have some benefit effects on our body. Here some interesting olive health facts!
Olives control blood pressure and eliminate excess of cholesterol in the blood. They are a good source of VitaminE and dietary fibre and act as an antioxidant, protecting cells.
They reduce the effects of degenerative diseases like Alzheimers, benign and malignant tumors, including less serious varicose veins and cavities. Olives are a great protection against anaemia and play an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system, especially during oxidative stress and chronic viral diseases.
They also protect cell membranes against cancer, enchances fertility and reproductive system and provide essential vitamins and aminoacids.
If you like olive and olive oil why don’t take advantage of the benefits? Enjoy the goodness and the healthy taste of olives and olive oil!