Sometimes it is quite funny
as to how the title of the post keeps haunting you until you write about it. I was
preparing for another topic and suddenly I read about olives. From that time
onwards which ever side I turned the olives were there to haunt me. I was
reading the bible story to my daughter and there it was in Noah’s ark- the dove
brought a tender olive leaf. Here goes the post about olives.
These olive trees are native
to Mediterranean basin. It is often used in Western literature and is a famous
staple of biblical words. Olives has many health benefits it consists of a
phytonutrient called Hydroxytyrosol which prevents cancer and bone loss. This reduces
the risk of osteoporosis.
Olives contain high amounts of monounsaturated
fats and a host of phytonutrients. If I write the entire nutrients you will be
a bit bored. But WH Foods says it contains a whole lot of healthy nutrients
which is very beneficial for your cardiovascular system, respiratory system,
nervous system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, inflammatory system and digestive
system. So many systems do get benefited by olives so whenever you go shopping
never forget to buy olives and olive oil.
Talking about olives this is
the perfect time for harvesting it. The phytonurients present in olives helps
fight oxidative stress. Oleuropein which is exclusive to olive oil helps reduce
oxidative stress and prevents oxygen related damage to cells. Researchers have found olives are very
effective against breast cancer and stomach cancer. The phytonutrients present interrupt
the lifecycle of the breast cancer and stomach cancer cells.
The skin of the olive fights
against colon cancer naturally. The olive oil protects liver from oxidative
stress and bowl cancer. Virgin olive oil is found to have greater heart health
benefits than other forms of olive oil. . The leaves of olives have anti aging, immune-stimulating and