We can all agree that olives are very tasty. But did you know what effects olives have on your health? We present to you the six greatest benefits of olives.
Olives are healthy for the heart.
Monounsaturated fat in olives is just as good as the fat in avocado and nuts. These fats increase good cholesterol.
Olives against cancer
Olives are full of antioxidants and anti-inflamatory nutrients so they help avoid dangerous combination of the chronical oxidative stress and chronical inflamation, which can drive cancer development.
Olives are rich in antioxidants
Free radicals can cause diferent diseases such as cancer, heart and brain stroke and aging. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which is very important for the human body and represents the key to health.
Olives are a real probiotic
Some olives are made by natural lactic fermentation and combined with good bacteria – probiotics. Food rich in antibiotics is key for gut health. But not all olives are probiotics. Canned olives are pasteurized and not rich with probiotics.
Olives regulate apetite
A few olives before meals can reduce apetite. Monounsaturated fatty acids found in healthy olives slow down the digestion process and stimulate the hormone cholecystokinin, which sends the message to the brain that the stomach is full.
Olives are low in calories
More calories are burned through digestion than are taken in through the consumption of olives.