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Olives, A Wonder Food and A Symbol of Health

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In stores, there are olives in a large variety of types, both in terms of taste and color. Olives and products derived from them (olive oil) should not be missed in your diet, but you need to know if your body will allow you to eat them salty or not.

Because it is one of the best sources of vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 and calcium, olives remains the symbol of healthy food, and were useful for human beings for almost 8,000 years. Oil extracted by pressing the fruit without being subjected to a refining process, is a source of monounsaturated fatty acids, a great ally in preventing heart diseases.

How we can use the olives and olive oil:

Olives are one of the essential ingredients when it comes to preparing salads. Their taste can be perfectly combined with garlic, pepper, oregano, celery, onion, orange or lemons. Also, olives are used in the preparation of various recipes for steaks, pasta, pizza or spaghetti or to prepare different sets. They can be used as whole or chopped, mixed with various vegetables or greens.


Helps to detoxify the body:

Salads containing raw vegetables that are seasoned with olives and olive oil helps to detoxify the body. That compounds and antioxidants in olive oil extracted by cold pressing, give properties that protect the body from the effects of daily stress and pollution.

Other benefits of olives:

Nitrogen and phosphorus offers olives anticancer properties. In addition, it was found that olives can grow by 12% the recovery ability of the nervous system. Olives and olive oil are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids Omega 9 and vitamins A and E. Regular consumption of olives (5-10 per day, black and green) brings great health benefits: prevent cardiovascular disease, prevent increased cholesterol, protects nerve cells and prevents inflammation.

Olive oil, a healthy liquid:

Olive oil also plays an essential role in food preparation, which gives a special taste. Homer called it “the golden liquid”. Along with vinegar and salt, olive oil is ideal for preserving food. Sweets made with olive oil are also very delicious. They say that oil is ideal for preparing salads. Also, it is used in the treatment of various conditions, is considered a basic element in the composition of many drugs and cosmetics. No doubt, the best olive oil is “virgin” obtained directly from the olive juice.