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Reasons why you must eat olives

Reasons why you must eat olives
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Even though more attention is usually given to their delicious oil than the whole food itself, olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed fruits. Not only do they taste really nice, but also have a huge number of health benefits for you too. Take a look

Even though more attention is usually given to their delicious oil than the whole food itself, olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed fruits. Not only do they taste really nice, but also have a huge number of health benefits for you too. Take a look.

  • Eliminates excess cholesterol in the blood
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Great source of Vitamin E
  • Acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells
  • Reduce the effects of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, benign and malignant tumours, including less serious varicose veins and cavities
  • Helps in preventing blood clots that could lead to a myocardial infarction or deep vein thrombosis
  • Protect cell membranes against diseases like cancer
  • Enhances fertility and reproductive system
  • Plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system, especially during oxidative stress and chronic viral diseases
  • Eating olives can improve the appearance of wrinkles by 20% since they contain oleic acid, which keeps skin soft and healthy
  • By eating just 10 olives before a meal, you can reduce your appetite by up to 20%. This is because the monounsaturated fatty acids contained in olives slow down the digestion process and stimulate the hormone cholecystokinin, a hormone that sends messages of fullness to the brain
  • Not only does it do that, but it also helps your body to stimulate the production of adiponectin, a chemical that burns fat for up to five hours after ingestion
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