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May 25, 2015

The Health Benefits of Olives

Nutritional Facts about Olives


Olives are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, pantothenic acid and vitamin C. 

Olive is also abound in minerals - magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfur, phosphorus and iron.


Health Benefits of Olives 


Olives strengthen the body against stress and colds, so olives are more effective than tablets of vitamin C. 

Eating olives is  good to treat high cholesterol and lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. 

They increase circulation, strengthen the heart, and affect the  function of the liver and bile. 

Olives have ability to lower blood pressure and to relieve arthritis.


Olives are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, pantothenic acid and vitamin C. Olive trees abound and minerals - magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfur, phosphorus and iron.


Recently it was discovered a new compound in olives, named oleuropein, a flavonoid that gives the bitter taste to olives. 

This substance contains a lot of polyphenols that act as anti-cancer substances - they reducing the level of free radicals that produce damages on cell walls.


Alternative Uses of Olive oil


Olive oil in addition to diet can be used in skin care, hair care and nails care

Olive oil gives a really good results especially for dry hair and skin.

It is important to know that olives can not be eaten freshly picked, only after 6 months, while they settle in 10% saline solution.