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Olives and Olive Oil: Health Benefits of the Olive

  1. Olives are fruits that grow on an evergreen tree. Green or black olives come in many varieties and sizes. Eating olives or consuming olive oil results in a number of health benefits. These fruits improve the health of, among other things, the bones, circulation and heart. The nutrients in olive oil and olives are different. There are also differences between the green and black olives. A few tips will help you choose the healthiest olive oil. Olives are best known for their primary role in Mediterranean diets, which are rich in health-promoting vegetables, fruits and 100% whole grains. It is therefore better to focus on improving the whole diet rather than a meal or snack.

  2. Olives are fruits that grow on an evergreen tree. Green or black olives come in many varieties and sizes. Eating olives or consuming olive oil results in a number of health benefits. These fruits improve the health of, among other things, the bones, the blood circulation and the heart. The nutrients in olive oil and olives are different. There are also differences between the green and black olives. A few tips will help you choose the healthiest olive oil. Olives are best known for their primary role in Mediterranean diets, which are rich in health-promoting vegetables, fruits and 100% whole grains. It is therefore better to focus on improving the whole diet rather than a meal or snack.

Nutrients in Olives

  1. Green and black olives The concentration of oil and polyphenols depends on the type of olive and the degree of ripeness. Green olives, which are picked before ripening, have higher numbers of polyphenols. Black olives, which ripen on the tree, generally have a higher oil content. Both ripe and unripe olives are good sources of iron

Improve absorption (absorption) of other nutrients

  1. Antioxidants from many vegetables and fruits are best absorbed when eaten with dietary fats, such as olives. Adding one tablespoon of olive oil to salads improves carotenoid intake, which makes the eyes

Improve blood circulation

  1. The vegetable compounds in olives increase nitric oxide production and improve the functioning of the blood vessels, promoting blood flow to the tissues. The improved blood circulation

Improve blood sugar

  1. Extra virgin olive oil in particular lowers blood sugar after just two hours after a meal by supporting the insulin effect. The oleic acids (a healthier type of fat) and polyphenols in olives also help improve blood sugar control. Finally, diets high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus

  2. Extra virgin olive oil in particular lowers the blood sugar level after just two hours after a meal by supporting the insulin effect. The oleic acids (a healthier type of fat) and polyphenols in olives also help improve blood sugar control. Finally, diets high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus

Improve bone health

  1. Polyphenols in olives improve bone mineral density by reducing degeneration. Moreover, people who include olives in their diet are less likely to break bones

  2. Polyphenols in olives improve bone mineral density by reducing degeneration. In addition, people who include olives in their diet are less likely to break bones

Improve heart health

  1. Olives are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids. This combination lowers LDL ("bad" cholesterol) while maintaining HDL ("good" cholesterol). The powerful antioxidant properties of olive polyphenols also protect against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, which are important risk factors for heart disease. Finally, people who consume extra virgin olive oil daily have a lower risk of heart attack, high blood pressure

  2. Olives are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids. This combination lowers LDL ("bad" cholesterol) while maintaining HDL ("good" cholesterol). The powerful antioxidant properties of olive polyphenols also protect against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, which are important risk factors for heart disease. Finally, people who consume extra virgin olive oil every day have a lower risk of heart attack, high blood pressure

Improve Brain Health

  1. Because olives help reduce oxidative stress from inflammation, they also protect the tissues of vital organs (such as the brain) from harmful and potentially irreversible damage. Olives also contain vitamin E, an antioxidant that is necessary for improved cognition and a reduced risk of cognitive decline. Finally, diets that rely on olive oil as the primary fat source are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. In other words, olives and olive oil are brain-healthy

  2. Because olives help reduce oxidative stress from inflammation, they also protect the tissues of vital organs (such as the brain) from harmful and potentially irreversible damage. Olives also contain vitamin E, an antioxidant necessary for improved cognition and a reduced risk of cognitive decline. Finally, diets that rely on olive oil as the primary fat source are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. In other words, olives and olive oil are brain-healthy

Reduce pain

  1. Olives contain the compound oleocanthal, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties and mimics the action of ibuprofen. Olive oil is a natural pain reliever for chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis (joint inflammation). Consuming olives or olive oil daily relieves pain

  2. Olives contain the compound oleocanthal which has strong anti-inflammatory properties and mimics the action of ibuprofen. Olive oil is a natural pain reliever for chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis (joint inflammation). Consuming olives or olive oil daily relieves pain

Reduce risk of some types of cancer

  1. High antioxidant foods such as olives lower the chances of developing certain cancers, especially colon cancer, skin cancer and breast cancer

Protect against stomach ulcers

  1. The antimicrobial properties in olives and olive oil help fight bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. High levels of polyphenols in olives and olive oil protect against eight strains of ulcer-causing bacteria, three of which are resistant to some antibiotics (antibiotic resistance)

Choice of olive oil

  1. To fully enjoy all of its health benefits, people should choose the "real" olive oil. Olive oil is often mixed with less good oils such as soy or canola oil and this cheap olive oil is sold for the same price as the real olive oil. The highest quality of olive oil is sold in a dark bottle (because the real material degrades with heat and light), and best (certified organic oil.



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