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Health Benefits of Olives

Recent studies show that olives and olive oil help to lower levels of bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and certain cancers.
The Mediterranean diet which includes plenty of olives and olive oil, has long been known as one of the healthiest. Residents of Crete in the Mediterranean have the highest consumption of olive oil per person in the world and they also have the lowest rate of death from heart related diseases in the world. It is no secret that the olive, which has been providing food and medicine to humans for millenniums, is one of the most versatile and life giving trees on earth.

Olive oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fats and contains no cholesterol. Many nutritionists and medical groups including the National Heart Foundation are now recommending olive oil as the healthy substitute for other fats in the diet. Olive oil is the only oil which is actually a fruit juice... in its purest form, the oil is simply ‘squeezed’ from the fruit, filtered and bottled... with no contamination by any chemical processes.

Why is olive oil good for me?

Olive oil is 100% cholesterol free.

Olive oil contains a wide variety of valuable antioxidants that are not found in other oils.

It has been demonstrated that the addition of olive oil to a diet that is not changed in any other way has a lowering effect on blood pressure.

An olive oil rich diet is not only a good alternative in the treatment of diabetes - it may also help to prevent or delay the onset of the disease by preventing insulin resistance and its possible harmful implications by raising HDL cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, and ensuring better blood sugar level control and lower blood pressure.

Olive oil bolsters the immune system against external attacks from microorganisms, bacteria or viruses. The fatty acids in olive oil are good allies in lowering important immunological parameters.

Olive oil is also good for the stomach, hepatobilary system, pancreas and intestines.
It helps with anti-aging, osteoporosis, cognitive function and skin damage.


Health Facts About The Olive Tree And Olive Oil

The inhabitants of the Mediterranean Sea basin, who use olive oil in their diets, are the most immune nations against cardiac and artery diseases.

Olive oil contains unsaturated binary fat acids, which are the most suitable for the human nutrition.

Olive oil is completely free of the health damaging cholesterol (BDL-VBDL), and it is the best among other fats to be used in various kinds of cooking, frying, pastry, cakes and others.

The ability of re-using olive oil in frying, for a number of times, with preservation of its food and health-related properties.

Olive oil contains a high percentage of vitamin E and polyphenole, which is a useful anti-oxidant that delays the symptoms of aging; also, it reduces the percentage of sugar in the blood and it plays a major role in cell anabolism to quicken blood production.

Using olive oil has lead to the cure of 33% of stomach
ulcer cases.

Olive oil is useful for the newly-born and small children; it helps in bone growth and it is used to get rid of temporary constipation by means of activating the movement of the gallbladder and its secretions.

Olive oil preserves the cholesterol level in blood and guards against the danger of cardiovascular infarction.

Olive oil is an external cure to protect against skin rash, cracks, eczema and reddening of the skin in small children.

Olive Leaf Extract is proven to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.


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