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Here is why you should eat olives


Posted on : 04/Dec/2018 16:49:40

Cardiovascular benefits

As the free radicals start to oxidize cholesterol, the blood vessels will get damaged and the arteries will start developing fat, thus resulting in heart attack. By consuming olives, its antioxidant nutrients will resist cholesterol oxidation, thus aiding your heart health. Of course, olives contain fat, but they are monounsaturated they help in bringing down the risk of atherosclerosis and surge good cholesterol level. 

Keeps cancer at bay

Olives are rich in Vitamin-E. This vitamin can neutralize free radicals in your bodys fat content. In addition, the stable monounsaturated fats present in olives can make the cellular processing safer. In case there is not enough protection for processes such as mitochondrial energy production, the resulting free radicals will lead to oxidation and damage the cells mitochondria. And it prevents the energy production in the cell. When there is damage in the cells DNA, it may get mutated and turn cancerous. According to studies, consuming olives can bring down the risk of colon cancer.

Healthy skin and healthy hair

There is very high content of fatty acids and antioxidants in black olives. This can keep you nourished and well hydrated. It has rich vitamin E content. Whether you ingest it or apply topically, it will keep your skin well protected from the ultraviolet radiations, thus keeping you safe from skin cancer and early aging of skin. Wash your face with warm water and apply some olive oil, especially on spots that are very vulnerable. Allow it to stay on the skin for a few minutes and you will find the magic working when you wash it off. You may also choose to moisturize your hair with olive oil and condition it by adding egg yolk to it. Leave it as it is for a few minutes and rinse it off. 

Healthy bones and connective tissues

Do you know that olives can help you in relieving out of asthma, osteoarthritis and also rheumatoid arthritis? Olives have rich anti-inflammatory abilities. They have monounsaturated fats and vitamin E and also polyphenols. The elevated levels of free radicals is the reason behind such bone maladies. Olive oil contains oleocanthal which is a kind of painkiller. According to researches, oleocanthal brings down inflammation just the way ibuprofen does. 

Goodness of digestive tract

Consuming good volume of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats present in black olives will bring down likeliness of colon cancer. The nutrients of olives will help by neutralizing free radicals. The protective nature of olive oil also protects you from ulcer or gastritis. Olives also promote production of pancreatic hormones and bile in a more natural way, thus reducing the likeliness of gallstone formation.

Do you know that a bowl of black olives can give you 17% of your daily fiber need? And fiber keeps your digestive tract healthy and allows easy flow of food. This brings forth a good balance between chemicals and microorganisms present in the tract.


There is very high iron content in olives. It is the iron content in our blood that allows it to carry oxygen to different parts of our body. When our body y suffers lack of iron, there is not enough oxygen delivered to our tissues. So, we may feel weak and cold. Iron also helps in energy production in our body. It also acts important in a number of other enzymes like iron peroxidase, iron catalase, cytochrome enzymes, etc. It helps the body in generating carnitine which is a nonessential amino acid that uses fat. Above all, it largely promotes immunity in our body.

Good eye health

Your body can have 10 percent of its daily vitamin A requirement sourced through one bowl of olives. Transforming this to retinal form, they are very important for maintaining healthy eyes. The distinction between bright and dark is clearly seen, and there is better vision at night. Vitamin A is also helpful in resolving cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc.