Olive (Olea europaea) belongs to ‘Oleaceae’ family. The Mediterranean climate’s tree is always green leafy.
There are small white-yellow colored, scented flowers that open directly to the end of spring. These flowers become fleshy and greasy fruit when the time comes. The fruit is green first, when the mature, it is brightly black color. The fruit has got a core. It is a valuable tree in terms of fleshy part and oil. It contains A, C, E vitamins, protein, calcium, sulfur, chlorine and valuable minerals. Fat includes oleic, palmitic, stearic and linolic acid glycerides, hydrocarbons and vitamin E.
Tree leaves and fruit are used. The leaf has been used since an old times in the treatment of various diseases. Especially it has been effective in treatment of malaria. It can also be consumed as tea. This is a good tea for high blood pressure. It is also important in terms of heart health. It arranges heart rhythm and opens veins. These leaves also delay the effects of aging, due to antioxidant properties. It takes off toxins found in the body. It is good for diarrhea.
Olives and olive oil are also beneficial like leaf. This fruit, which preserves heart health, contains mono-unsaturated fat. It prevents cancer. It also prevents cancer cells from spreading. Olive oil is particularly beneficial to bowel and breast cancer. Vitamins in olives and olive oil support bone development in children. Olive oil runs the liver and cuts off the ache.
Free radicals, adversely affect cholesterol. So, blood vessels are damaged and a heart attack occurs. Olive contains antioxidants which prevent heart diseases. Particularly oil, is effective on the blood pressure.
Unsaturated fat in the fruit is a great food for people who want to lose weight. As an effective stimulant for fat cells, it can help to abdominal fats melt.
Also can be said that olive is one of the rare nutrients useful for DNA. This fruit, which is an E vitamine storage, it is a shield against skin cancer and a blessing not found for skin like a baby.
Good news for allergy!
Recent research shows that, and the olive is also effective against allergies.
It also this fat, fixes problems such as ulcers and gastritis and prevents constipation. Another feature is the regulation of pancreas and hormone health.
Especially black olives, are very rich in iron. It should not be forgotten that all the organs, from hair to nail, need the iron.
Because it contains vitamins A, it prevents cataracts.
If it is a debatable issue in terms of health, the olive is the core. It is considered to be very useful, but these are the experiments of several person. For this reason it is up to you to participate among those who try.
Of course, olive oil is very healthy, but you need to consume natural olive oils, to get maximum benefit.